Thursday, March 15, 2012

Finger painting fun

H and I made some finger paint yesterday. I have to make an effort with this one to do messy activities because even though she loves painting (with a brush) and other forms of art she does not like getting her hands messy.
excited to help

 I have always made finger-paints for my children using basic ingredients from the pantry – I like to know what’s in it! This was my first time of adding sugar to the mix and as the paint dried it stayed lovely and glossy
Here is the recipe that I used to make homemade finger paint
¼ cup cornflour
1 ½ tablespoons sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 Cup cold water
Food colouring
Simply add all ingredients into a saucepan and stir continuously over medium heat until the consistency changes. I then divide the mix into as many colours as you want and then add the food colouring. The best thing with this kind of recipe is that little people can be very involved in making their own finger paint. H loved mixing the colours

the neatest finger painter ever

And we have plenty of paint left for another painting session with big brother A after school


  1. Ha Ronnie, having fun with finger paint ... and even being able to lick your dirty fingers ???? THE BEST !
    I remember when I was still working at school some years ago (with the youngest 4 to 6, that was called "kindergarten" ages ago) and doing this in class sometimes ! There were always two types of children: the cautious and quiet ones who dared only with one finger .... ánd those who really enjoyed "getting their hands dirty" which used all of their fingers (even up to their elbows sometimes) Ha, ha, a bucket of warm water to clean them up later on ... Always a lot of fun and a great experience for them !
    Your needle felted fairies are cute !
    (you know, knitting is a lot of fun come rain, come sunshine ... today not so beautiful but still knitting !!!)


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