I loved arts and crafts as a child. And I always swore I'd be a mom who encouraged creativity in my children.
So this afternoon I rolled up my sleeves and made non-toxic homemade finger paints for my 5 1/2 month old son!
The recipe was really simple and I already had everything in my cupboard:
- 1 cup cold water
- 1.5 tablespoons white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup corn starch
- food dye
Add the sugar and the salt to the water in a pot, then the corn starch. Put it on the stove on low heat and stir until you achieve a paint like consistency. The recipe said it would take 10 minutes, but it took more like 25 for me and I had to add more water. In the end, I should have added even more water as it was still quite goopy, but of course the baby didn't notice :P
(obviously this is an outdoors craft for a small baby. At least in my house it is)
The finished product: My baby's first masterpiece
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