Saturday, August 25, 2012

Homemade Finger Paint

A while back I pinned this recipe for homemade finger paint and I finally got around to making it.  It was super easy to make and only involved a few ingredients: corn starch, sugar, salt, water and food coloring.

The plan was to have Charley play around in the finger paint and use her creation as the insert in a Starbucks travel coffee mug for her daddy's birthday present.  The paint had thickened over night and was the consistency of Crisco by the time we were ready to paint.  I wasn't sure it was going to dry, and if it did dry, I wasn't sure if it would be thin enough to fit back into the mug.  So even though we didn't use her creation for the original intent, Charley had so much fun painting!  It was a great sensory experience and we will definitely do it again soon.  At one point, I'm pretty sure Charley was drooling at the thought of scooping the paint right into her mouth.

As for the mug, my sister had a good idea of squirting some acrylic paint in between two pieces of paper and letting Charley pound on it with her hands and feet.  It turned out really cute and Daddy has been using it for coffee ever since.
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