Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Finger Painting Fun

   Grayson tried finger painting recently and immediately tried to stick his fingers in his mouth.  I wondered if I could make edible finger paint.  After some research, I found out that I could make finger paint by using a few tablespoons of light corn syrup mixed with a few drops of food coloring.  I set the stage by covering the table with a plastic kitchen bag and disposable place mats.  I taped the paper onto the plastic and mixed the 'paints.' 

The colors were vibrant.

     I worked with the babies individually.  I removed their shirts and replaced them with kitchen bag smocks, made by cutting out head and arm holes. It was fun to see how each one approached the paints differently, some with gusto and others with care.

Capri explored with caution

and discovered she could taste and paint at the same time.

Grayson dove right in...

and flashed a cute smile before running his sticky hand through his hair.

Ryder liked the feeling of his hands sticking to the paper

and had a double-handed painting technique

He found the same technique useful in tasting.

Xayden was very serious at first...

and then began to embrace the moment.

The paintings were colorful

and begged to be dried in the sun, if it weren't for ants. 

     What projects have you done with your kids?  I would love to hear your stories and ideas.  As always, comments are welcome.


teacheranne27 said...

This so cute the pictures are beautiful .I let my paint with chocolate pudding one time and it was the first time I done that and well hubby said um you know what that looks like right I'm like yea but its choc pudding and we painted he just shook his head and walked away

Multiples Mom said...

Thank you Anne.
Your story made me laugh. I can easily see that same scene playing out in many households. Thank you for sharing.
: 0 ) Theresa

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