how to make sunscreen fingerpaint
My kids love to paint and I hate to waste stuff.   Every Spring we weed through the cabinet under the bathroom sink and get rid of all the expired lotions and what-not.   Sunscreen isn’t effective if it is old (and one of my kids burns badly – I learned this the hard way!).   So what will we do with all the old lotions and sunscreen?   Make our own Finger Paint!
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making sunscreen fingerpaintWhat you need to make your own lotion-based finger paint:

  • Old containers of lotion or sunscreen
  • Tin to hold the paint
  • Food coloring

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We used liquid food coloring, but I think the gel colors would have been better, more vibrant.   Maybe we’ll try gel colors next time.   We mixed the dye into the lotion with paintbrushes and then had a blast covering our paper and ourselves with the paint.   The kids had a blast and I loved the way the kids smelled after our craft time!   Made me think summer was already here!

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preschoolers sunscreen fingerpainting

Pssst… you can also make an Easy Sunscreen Experiment Perfect for Preschoolers, and Non-Toxic Homemade Finger Paint!



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17 Comments

  1. Thats a great idea.. have 2 tubes from last year, yayy!!

    You have a wonderul blog with lots of fun ideas:)

    Thanks
    Roopa

  2. Such a great idea! Will be sure to be giving this a go & using up our left over sun lotion – thanks for sharing 🙂