Out tots love using their hands and mouths to explore the world, and with these 11 all-natural DIY projects (perfect for kids as young as 4-6 months) created by Asia of Fun at Home with Kids, we say let them! Using minimal, easy to find ingredients, encourage your kiddo’s inquisitive nature with edible glow-in-the-dark water beads, bottled-up marine exhibits, tasty natural-dye paint and more—all natural, of course. Click through the gallery to find out more.

Baby/Toddler Colored Rice Art

Have a tot that loves to drop things? Consider it art! For the tiny meticulous fingers or clumsy hands, kids of all ages will have a blast with brightly colored rice. The finished product might also inspire your little one to dance as it shakes quite like a maraca. Click through for instructions on how to make your own colored rice art.

Did you try any of these projects at home? Let us know how much fun your kids had in the comment below! 

A former classroom teacher turned full time mom, Asia chronicles her adventures with her two little ones, S and X, on her blog Fun At Home With Kids. Drawing on her background in education, Asia features a wealth of activities for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers daily, many of which can be done right in your own home. Head over to her site and check it out, and follow Fun At Home With Kids on Facebook and Pinterest

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