Sensory Kid: DIY Cool Whip Painting

I stole this idea from my dear friend Kelsey. It was too good not to share with you all. Addie loves to paint, and this was a fun, “new” way of painting. It’s great for small kids who put everything in their mouths, too. That way, you don’t have to worry about them eating it. It’s delicious! :) This is a great sensory activity, as it tastes good, looks cool, and feels awesome!

All you need:

Cool Whip
Food Coloring
Wax Paper

  • Divide cool whip into small containers. I used a muffin tin to make this easy.
  • Add 1 or 2 drops of food coloring to each container and stir until combined.
  • Then, get your painting space ready. I recommend doing this outside since it’s messy. I used a leftover box from the grocery store to make a table. I taped two pieces of wax paper to the top, and it was ready.
  • I gave Addie a couple different paint brushes and let her go to town. Brushes aren’t necessary though – this works great as finger painting, too!
Super fun! Addie loved it. :)


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *