So, I had this great idea to entertain Alice. I would teach her how to paint with veggies! I lined up the colors and carved the veggies while she sat, patiently waiting and watching my every move. We had fun, but made a mess like never before. All in all, it wasn't a total waste. She had fun and the veggie prints worked well. I do think finger painting would be more age appropriate, although probably just as messy.