Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Finger Painting

We opted for an easy tactile activity this week - good old fashioned finger paint! It's really easy to cook up and takes no time at all. I got the kids to mix in some colouring when it was all made. They both really enjoyed the actual painting but got a little funny about having the paint on their hands so I had to provide a bowl of water for them to dip their hands into every so often (hence why the finger paint got a little watered down!!)

Esme looks a little uncertain about getting her hands into the paint!

Jacob got right into it all, as per usual, making lots of swirls and dots with his hands

We made lots of different coloured paint - red, blue, yellow and green.

And of course, we had to take prints off the paint when we were all done :)


1 cup cornflour
cold water
3 cups boiling water
food colouring

Blend cornflour with a little cold water. Add boiling water. Boil for 1 minute until clear - make sure you stir though, our fingerpaint got a little lumpy! Add food colouring.

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Philippa said...

have never made my own finger paint we really should give it a go thanks for sharing :)

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

My boys would love this mixing and mkaing their own finger paint ...cheaper too than using all the poster paint up.

Nadiah said...

Ah fantastic, I've been meaning to make T some finger paint. I've bookmarked this recipe - I'll drop you a line once we try it out.

amandab said...

I always find it funny that kids don't like fingerpainting when they first start. The pictures turned out lovely though! :)

Christie - Childhood 101 said...

I love the big table covered in paint, that is the freedom which is childhood, isn't it? :)

Sarah said...

Great - we're definitely going to try your recipe! And I think we have the same table as you on our back deck - I've never thought about putting paint straight onto it - brilliant idea. I'm going to browse through your other tactile posts now in search of inspiration!

Narelle said...

I should add a disclaimer that there is a sheet of plastic on top on the table ;)

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