We had so much fun the other day! I found a simple recipe for water color paint that Kobe quickly turned into finger paint. We simply mixed these ingredients together, and spread out the layers of newspaper and nice heavy acrylic painting paper…
3 tsp. corn syrup
6 T. cornstarch
6 T. baking soda
6 T. white vinegar
I mixed all the ingredients together, then divided it into muffin tins before adding the foods coloring. I was afraid the food coloring would stain the kids, but it washed off very well. This makes quite a bit of paint. I think I will stick with half batch next time!
Kobe was totally thrilled to be shirtless and artsy. Before i knew it, he was diggin in with his hands, watching the drips…
and rubbing them in..
I helped Kierra paint her masterpiece. She loved it..for a bit:)
Then Kobe got to slinging paint and sampling it..and spitting 🙂
So we wrapped up our fun little time, dumped the muddied paint colors down the drain, and headed for the shower.
Super simple. Super fun.
(they made their own Mother’s Day gift without even realizing it:)
Published by Anita Hochstetler
I'm a country girl at heart who loves coffee shops and bookstores, simplicity and the great Big Wonderful World...particularly Northwestern Montana and it's familiar spots and untamed beauty. It is where I fell in love with my husband Stephen. We brought three children into this world in the following years.
Stephen is quiet and steady and crazy all in one handsome combo. He’s got an amazing brain and keeps my flights of fancy from blowing us away.
Kierra , our Wildflower child, was diagnosed with NCS before she was a year old. It is an extremely rare genetic disorder with no cure. She passed away in January of 2014 at 3 1/2 years old.
Kobe joined us 15 months after his sister and is our sensitive, math whiz child. He is kindhearted and loves the finer things of life. He talks about Kierra often and longs to play with her again.
Kyrell is our youngest. Our Hope child. He charges through life with a dynamic spirit and lots of smiles.
I share my heart here on these pages and pray they will bless souls far and near.
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2 thoughts on “Modern Art and Fingerpaints”
I love this!! Liam loves to paint and I have all normal, grown up paint so every time I get edgy because I’m afraid it’s going to end up everywhere I don’t want it too. Did this stain the furniture or wipe off? I’m assuming it wiped off since the food color was diluted. And just so you know, I pinned this so I’d remember it. 😉 Sweet, sweet picture of Kierra and that Kobe man of yours is just as cute as ever! Happy Mothers Day!
It wiped right off my table and stone wall 🙂 and didn’t stain Kobe’s diaper cover either…winner all the way around for me! It works best to keep it stirred since the cornstarch seems to settle to the bottom. Good stirring skill builder 🙂