Monday, June 27, 2011

Homemade Fingerpaints

K thinking about the squishy-ness between her fingers!

K got to test out her artistic ability recently and let me just say, she's an artistic genius. OK OK that might be the mommy in me thinking she's some sort of prodigy but we did have a blast doing it and it turned out really cute. Our first batch was a bit "chunky" but it worked perfectly for her little 8 month old hands to get a hold of. Miss K used her lovely paintings as Fathers Day gifts!

How To Make Finger-paints

You will need...

  • Food coloring in your favorite colors
  • 1/4 cup of cornstarch
  • 2 cups of water
  • Small saucepan

Mix the cornstarch and water in saucepan and slowly bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Once mixture is thickened and clear, remove from stove and let cool. Pour into separate containers and slowly add food coloring until desired color is reached (I started with 2 drops, stirred, and then kept adding one drop at a time).

All the pretty colors we made!

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