Friday, August 28, 2009

Finger Paints

We LOVE doing art projects in our family. Here is a new favorite for my kiddos: finger paints. This recipe is super easy and lots of fun.

*Make sure mixture cools completely before giving it to children.*

1 cup flour
4 cups water
Food coloring
Dish Soap
Small containers

1. Combine flour and 1 1/2 c. water in a medium saucepan. Mix well until smooth.

2. Slowly add remaining water

3. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture reaches a full rolling boil.

4. Hard boil for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.

*Mixture will resemble thick gravy or vanilla pudding.* 5. Cool COMPLETELY. Once cooled, pour mixture into small containers.

6. Add 1-2 drops of food coloring and 1 drop of dish soap to each cup.

7. Mix well.
Let the kiddos have fun! We use these to teach our children about colors. They love to mix the red and blue to see what it makes. Turn fun moments into teaching moments!
The Master Painters hard at work!

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