Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Finger Paints

Edible Finger Paint:

1 cup flour
1 cup hot water
1 1/2 cup cold water
2 tbsp salt
food coloring

Mix flour, salt and cold water. Stir well- smooth out the lumps. Add hot water and stir well. Put saucepan on stove and let boil on medium heat. Turn off heat as soon as mixture thickens. Whisk mixture until very smooth. Divide into several small cups and add food coloring to each mixture.

Kade loved this activity! It was great entertainment for a very rainy afternoon. He loved mixing the colors around and feeling the paints slimy texture. And since its made entirely out of food, I didn't worry when it went directly into his mouth. I gave him free reign, which meant him dumping all the paint out onto the floor- but hey, that's what the paper is there for! He learned that the bowl was the same size and shape as his belly, and had to be super clever to pick up the slick glass with his slippery fingers.

Putting the bowl on his belly

Our blank canvas.

Getting super messy!

My very handsome boy!

Mommy and Kade in the bath getting all the paint off.


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