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.



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