Finger Paints

Lately I’ve been trying to incorporate more art and sensory activities for the little guy in our days. I admit it’s not every day, as I would hope, but such is life. Most recently I whipped up a batch of Finger Paints. Where else do you go to get inspired and find ideas … well Pinterest of course! Found this recipe from Red Ted Art’s Blog  that seemed simple enough and all the ingredients were already in my cupboard.  Also okay to be eaten even if it’s not suggested. The little guy still likes to sample items. So off  I went at nap time to get “cooking”.

The recipe I followed was pretty simple to follow. Here it is:

  • 3 tbs sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 2 cups of water

Combine all the ingredients into a sauce pan. Heat until mixture is thick. Let it cool and pour into containers. Add  food coloring if you desire . Now go paint!

*You can play with the amount of corn starch to make it smooth or clumpy. The little guy likes the clumps to press and smash between his fingers :)

(Insert first painting photo)

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