Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sunday Funday - Little artists!

I saw this recipe for home made finger paints on Pinterest not too long ago, and thought we should give it a whirl! 

The original recipe was for finger paints, and meant to be fairly thick, so I added more water to thin it out as the kids wanted to paint their canvases using brushes.  Overall, the recipe is really simple, and made completely out of pantry staples, so pretty economical as well!

I picked up the canvases and brushes at the dollar store, so they could be professional artists, but any recycled paper, or even old newspapers or flyer's would be a great medium as well!

                                                                      "Buzz Zurg Razor" By Presley 

                                                                     "Untitled" By Sloane

Home Made Paints

3 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cornstarch
3 cups water

Combine ingredients in saucepan stirring until mixture thickens.   Speaking from personal experience...don't leave this unattended on the stove (!), keep stirring for a smooth consistency!  Let mixture cool slightly.  Pour mixture into small baby food jars, or what ever you old jars you may have on hand to repurpose...I used old spice containers.  Add the food colouring to your selected jars, and making sure they are well sealed (personal experience, again!) give them a good shake.  If the jars are too warm, and/or if you lids don't fit well, use a cloth over the lid to protect from your hands from heat and spills.


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