Finger Paint: Homemade Fun

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finger paint Finger painting fun!

Rory and I had nothing planned today so we decided to make our own finger paint!

I chose to make our own paints because I know Rory is getting her molars now and so everything is in her mouth.  I did just a basic flour, salt and water mixture so that if she decided to have a mid morning snack it would be OK.  The recipe made a lot, so next time we are going to need to have a play date so we don’t waste any paint!

We had so much fun painting, we put out a big strip of my old pattern making paper and went to town.  I didn’t think that she would use the paint brushes, but she actually used them a lot!

I got the recipe from this old school craft binder I found at a yard sale, called “A Guide to Children’s Creative Play.”  It was well worth the quarter!

Here was our Recipe:
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 5 cups of cold water
  • 1/4 cup of salt
  • food coloring
  • sauce pan
  • wooden spoon

I mixed the flour and water in a saucepan and cooked over low heat until it was nice and smooth.

I mixed in the salt and allowed the paint to cool.

I then divided it into 6 small cups and used food coloring to make the colors.

girl fingerpainting on floor

Getting down and dirty with the paint!  Put your hands in!

We got her feet involved too!

foot prints in paint

She loves painting and was so good at it! We used so much paper but it was well worth it because now daddy has more art work for his office!

And believe it or not…She didn’t eat any paint!

little girl painting on floor

Doesn’t finger painting look like fun?  After you try this recipe, take a look at these other fun finger painting projects…



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Havalyn About Havalyn

Havalyn is a stay at home mama with a beautiful girl with CFD (congenital femoral deficiency). She devotes her days to helping her grow and develop by doing crafts and activities together. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, anything artsy, working out, music, baking, and reading. Hava writes about her life at Rory Jane and Little Right Leg and tweets as @LittleRightLeg.

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