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.