Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Happy Tuesday~ Finger Paint Recipes

Hannah is attending the New York Institute of Photography and has her first set of assignments due. I just had to share this picture with you.

I am off today to teach classes for our Homeschool Support Group. I just found this cute art idea and thought I would share it!

It is hard not to be thankful today with a beautiful Autumn day like today. I hope you have a thankful Tuesday too!

 *I found the best site~ It has a Fall Finger Pumpkin Patch Idea! Check it out!*

Original Fingerpaint

Ingredientsfinger paint hand print from child craft
1/2 cup cornstarch
3 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups cold water
food coloring

In a medium pan, mix all the ingredients together to make the finger paint. Cook over low heat 10 to 15 minutes. Keep stirring the finger paint mixture until it is smooth and thick. After the finger paint has thickened take the pan off the stove and let the mixture cool.
After cooling, divide the finger paint into storage containers depending on how many colors you would like. Add a few drops of food coloring to each container. Stir the coloring in to the paint to determine the shade of color. You're ready to finger paint! Cover tightly when storing.

Cornstarch Fingerpaint

3 cups water
1 cup cornstarch
food coloring
In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil.  Dissolve cornstarch in a separate bowl with water.   Remove boiling water from heat and add cornstarch mixture.  Return to heat, stirring constantly.  Boil until the mixture is clear and thick (about 1 minute).  Remove from heat.
As the mixture is cooling, divide into separate bowls and add food coloring.  Let the children carefully mix in the coloring.
  1. Add 1 tbsp of glycerin to make the mixture shiny.  You can find glycerin in most drugstores or pharmacies.

Easy Fingerpaint

2 cups white flour
2 cups cold water
food coloring
Put water into a large bowl.  Slowly add the flour, while the children are stirring.  Once it's all mixed together, divide into smaller bowls and add food coloring.


momoflots said...

Oh fun stuff - I will have to try this for sure!! Great hands on stuff!! Have a great day teaching. I love my homescool co-op - such a wonderful community!!


Mrs.C said...

Her photo is amazing! How is she liking NYIofP?

My eldest daughter thought about doing that, but never followed through, would love to know your thoughts on it.

Patty said...

Hope you are having a good day.

melanie said...

Pretty photo by Hannah :-)

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh...four year old will love this...will need to do it tomorrow...happy coop!!!
Beautiful photo!

Ann at eightacresofeden said...

It looks like I have been painting with purple finger paint today, we are picking mulberries from our tree to make jam.
I popped over to check your feedjit gadget as I noticed on the bottom of mine a link that did not sound good. I don't have ads on my blog but they have just started appearing on the bottom of the feedjit gadget - yours is for an electricity company but mine - oh dear - not good for a family blog. Had to remove the gadget which is a shame as I like seeing the names of places from where people visit. You have a lot more followers than me so you might want to let your readers who have feedjit gadgets and don't want unsolicited ads and links to inappropriate websites appearing on their blog to check the bottom of the gadget.

Gooseberry Patch said...

Hannah's photo is amazing! Thanks for sharing these fun recipes too. :)



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