Monday, November 17, 2008

Finger Paint Flop...

I got a recipe for how to make your own finger paint from my friend, Annie.  She tried making it a few months back for her daughter.  I wrote down the recipe and decided that we would wait for a rainy day to try it out.  

Saturday was a chilly, rainy day and I was really excited to try out the finger painting.  The consistency was more like play dough than finger paint though.  The second I sat Ryan on the ground he grabbed the "paint" and immediately stuck a handful right into his mouth.  More of the paint ended up on him than on the paper.  Our first-ever art project turned out to be a failure.  

The finger paint recipe: 
1 c flour
1 c hot water
1 1/2 c cold water
2 tbsp salt
food coloring

Mix salt, flour & cold water in pan and stir.  Press out any clumps.  Add hot water & stir.  Bring to boil on medium-high heat.  Turn off heat when the mixture thickens.  Remove from heat and beat until smooth.  Add food coloring if desired.  

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