Messy play is a great creative, sensory experience for children.
Finger paint with your baby using anything edible and non-toxic such as: custard, yoghurt, jelly, rice pudding.
Give you child spoons, bowls, cups and sieves so your child can mix, pour and stir.
Cornflour is a great sensory activity as it reacts to temperature, all you have to do is mix it with water to make a paste then pour onto a tray, pick it up and see what happens!
Adding food colouring to your messy play will brighten up the activity.
There are lots of things you can use in cupboards for messy activity, here is a few more ideas: Dry/cooked pasta or rice, tea, baked beans, soap flakes, angel delight, shaving foam and lentils.