Pudding Patterns

This is a fun craft to build together and a different way to draw, scribble, and try out writing!


Drawing and scribbles at a young age are the first steps to learning how to write later on.


  • 1 large plastic zip lock bag
  • 1 package of instant pudding (made beforehand) or a can of shaving cream
  • Packing or duct tape (optional)


  • Put the pudding or shaving cream into the bag. Make sure not to fill it too full.
  • Finish by flattening all of the air out of the bag and close it tightly.
  • You may want to tape the top so it doesn’t pop open. Lay the bag on a flat surface and let the creativity begin!


Your toddler will enjoy squishing the mixture around making abstract patterns. If you have an older child, encourage them to make letters or draw pictures. Have some fun yourself by copying their designs and talk with them about what they are doing.

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