Monday, March 17, 2014

Baby Picasso...

Friday we were stuck inside due to cold weather and an electrician. In need of shaking things up a bit we decided to finger paint. It was easy to throw together, fun for them, and only moderately messy for this "keep it clean" mama. 

I knew everything would go straight into their mouth (especially miss Caroline!!), so it was completely edible. I cleaned them and their tray after each color to try to keep it fairly clean and so the colors wouldn't become a gross shade of mud. After 2 colors we decided to call it quits simply because they have the attention span of a gnat. :) The paints save in the refrigerator so we'll do red and blue this afternoon.

Finger paint:
1/3 cup flour
2 Tbsp Sugar
2 cups water
Food coloring

Add flour and sugar and water to sauce pan. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly. It will thicken and you can divide the mixture for however many colors you'd like to make. Allow to cool and then let the painting begin!

I love how activities like this perfectly showcase the difference in their personalities. Caroline immediately grabbed the paint with her entire hand and then it went straight into her mouth. Parker tested it with his trusty pointer finger. :)

I can't wait to see their masterpieces on the fridge.

Daddy got home just as we were finishing clean-up (because his timing is always impeccable! Ha!) and was greeted by naked babies. Little cuties!


KatiePerk said...

What fun! Beautiful masterpieces! Look at those tiny bottoms!! xx

Sarah O said...

Such a cute idea and good thinking to make an edible verison.

Lauren said...

so cute! Elyse always hated getting her hands we've been using brushes for awhile! Such a pain with a baby/toddler!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Thanks for sharing! I've got the paint ready, just waiting for Jack to wake up from nap time!