Painting is a great way for children to explore colours, shapes, emotions, sensory skills and fine motor development.
Painting doesn’t always have to be done with a paintbrush, it can be done with so many different tools you can find outdoors and indoors (home). One great tool children can use to paint with is their FINGERS! It’s a fantastic way to explore the five senses such as;
There are so many different finger paint recipes out there but this one is my favourite! What’s brilliant about this recipe is that it’s made out of house hold kitchen ingredients so safe for little ones who love to explore with their mouths!
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 4 tbl spoon sugar
- 2 cups water
- Food colouring
Add all ingredients to a saucepan then mix till it’s all mixed through.
Heat over medium heat and continuing to stir till your mixture forms together.
Step 3. Divide your mixture into portions of your choice. The mixture will harden as it gets cold so divide it while it’s hot and add your colouring.
I used about 5-6 drops in each bowl so you can decide if you want your paints darker or lighter by adding more or less colouring.
These kept well in the fridge for about a week and a half. The paints did go hard but to get them back to the soft consistency we mixed them till they became soft again.
Now let your little ones explore the exciting new paints!