Monday, July 11, 2011

Finger Painting


I had a revolution of sorts the other day. I was browsing education.com (a great go-to source) and discovered a recipe for homemade finger paint. Who knew? Well, I'm sure some of you did... but, I didn't! It was cheap, easy and I had all the ingredients already in my pantry. 


I won't reprint the recipe here, but you can go to this link to find it. All you need is cornstarch, water, salt, sugar and food coloring or powdered tempura. Lizzie was very fascinated by the mixing of the colors. I think next time we'll experiment more with color mixing instead of just using primary colors.


This finger paint was also surprisingly easy to clean up, which is always a bonus. After making the paint, I just let the girls paint as they wished with it. I had to show AJ how to fingerpaint, but after that, I did not want to direct them. I love seeing what they can come up with on their own. The girls had a blast!


I love homemade art supplies! There's no worrying about what may be in there and it's a lot cheaper than buying them in the store. I'll definitely be exploring more recipes and I'll share the good ones with you. Oh, and we'll be finger painting a lot more as well!

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2 comments:

  1. Yay to homemade paints, love how bright the colors are!! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  2. Sounds fun! Just wanted to let you know that I've left an award for you! You can find it here:
    http://heartfeltbalancehandmadelife.blogspot.com/2011/07/passing-on-awards.html
    Congrats!

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