Thursday, June 21, 2012

Finger Paitning

I thought it would be fun to make some finger paints for Wyler, so that he could have fun getting messy right before his bath.  (I got the idea from my sister's blog.)  So I found a recipe (see previous post) and made some up.  I chose to use the primary colors.

Wyler seemed to like the blue and red the best.  Basically ignored the yellow.  I think I am going to turn the yellow into green and see what he thinks tomorrow.

"I'ts squishy in my fingers Mom!"

The floor was rather slippery, so it was difficult to crawl

This boy thinks he has to be standing and playing with the faucet.  Which resulted in the water turning on.  Which made the tub so much slipperier.  Which pretty much ended the finger painting experience for the day.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Cornstarch Finger Paint Recipe

Today I made some finger paint for Wyler.  I wanted something that if he tasted it, it would not hurt him. Here is the recipe I used, which turned out great. (pics to come in the next post)

Cornflour / Cornstarch Finger Paint

This paint takes about 10 minutes to cook and has a beautiful thick velvety texture which feels great between fingers.
It is easy to apply with fingers and won't splash as much as thinner paints. It's very easy to clean.
Note: Depending on the amount of paint you need - increase or decrease the quantities of this recipe.
What You Need: 
  • 1 cup corn flour / corn starch
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • food colouring or tempera paint powder
  • small sealable containers
What To Do:
  1. Add flour and salt to saucepan and slowly add water, mixing with a whisk until all combined.
  2. Keep stirring over a medium heat, until finger paint is smooth and thick.
  3. Once finger paint has thickened remove from heat and allow to cool.
  4. Once cooled, separate the fingerpaint into small containers and colour with small amounts of either food colouring or tempera paint. If using tempera paint powder add a little water to combine.
  5. If paint is too thick, add small amounts of water and mix thoroughly, until you get the desired consistency.
  6. Once kids have finished finger painting, store remainder paint in the refrigerator for a few days.