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Toddler Turmeric Art

Turmeric or Indian saffron (commonly known as Haldi) is a miraculous product. It can be used as a spice, food colour, dye, litmus, medicine, beauty product and for toddlers - as a safest and natural art colour. So, if you are out of colours, as was I one fine day, turn to the kitchen and pick a teaspoon of this natural and safe turmeric, to create some good art work with your toddler.

What all you need for this activity is-

1. A plain white paper
2. 1 teaspoon of turmeric
3. 1/2 glass of water
4. A large bowl
5. A spoon
6. A paintbrush (optional)
7. An artsy, messy mood

Learning objective:

- Introduction to colour yellow
- Introduction to mixing (making coloured water)

Colour play is very important for cognitive development and it enhances the key motor skills of little toddlers. Colours play a vital role for little happy hearts, as they are calming and soothing to them.


1. Take 1 teaspoon of turmeric and a half glass of water in a small tray and see the excitement.

2. Allow the child to add some water into turmeric with the help of spoon and let him/her do the mixing.

3. Draw the large sized numbers on a plain white paper and let the chid trace that number with dots, with little cute finger as a paintbrush.

4. Draw some shapes and encourage the child to colour inside it, either with finger, or with a paintbrush.

5. You can now customise it according to you. Draw whatever your child wishes to. You may take handprints too.

6. And after all this, give remaining turmeric and water to the child. Let the child make water colourful and yellow. Let it be creative and messy now. Put a waterproof sheet below and see the splashy-messy entertainment now.

8. And after this fun-filled entertainment, make your yellow fellow bath and put him/her to sleep for some colourful yellow dreams.


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