Beet paint! Ice Painting is an amazing sensory activity for babies, toddlers and even older kids. It is especially fun to use materials found in nature for our sensory play. Since my boys loved our turmeric ice paint recipe so much I searched my cabinets for something else I could make a pigment out of. I found some beet powder and I knew it would do the trick. This worked even better than the turmeric!
I mixed a pinch of beet powder in a glass of water and poured it in an ice tray, then added some rose petals before freezing. These ice activities have been great because it is so so hot outside. The water from the ice melted into a lovely rose color. My son loved to poke his finger in the ice water and use it as a finger paint. We also dumped the ice in the bath after playing to cool down from the sun, which made fun baby bath bombs! You could also use them in a water table. I wish I had thought of this activity when my boys were younger, I think it’s the perfect sensory and art experience for tiny hands. This would be a great tummy time activity. Make sure to strip the kids down and bring this activity outside, because it will stain your clothes.