Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Traditional Finger Paint and Flour Finger Paint Recipe

With Summer has come more and more activities, painting being among them.  I love painting with Mason and he truly loves it too.  Toddlers by nature go through art supplies of all kinds quickly, and that includes paint.  Since Mason asks for it everyday, I figured I need to find a more cost effective way to provide my little man with this great sensory experience.  In case you are not crazy about getting messy with finger painting, remember that is also helps your child develop fine motor skills.

Finger Paint

Yields: 1/2 cup
Duration: 10 minutes

Materials Needed:
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups cold water
  • food coloring
  1. Add the water to the first 2 ingredients and cook over low heat.
  2. Stir constantly until the mixture is blended together.
  3. Remove from heat and add food coloring as desired.

Flour Finger Paint

Yields: 3 cups
Duration: 10 minutes

Materials Needed:
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons liquid soap
  • 3/4 cups water
  • food coloring
  1. Mix all the ingredients together. 
  2. Use a spoon to put a blob of it on finger paint paper or try using freezer wrap instead!

*Get this and more ideas from the Everything Toddler Activities Book.

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