Monday, June 16, 2008

Finger Painting

My boredom buster for the day was making homemade finger paint. This was a lot of fun although the finger paint was used more for painting each other rather than paper. I'm glad we did it outside because my lawn was VERY colorful! Afterwards we had a squirt gun fight to clean each other off. My squirt gun was the hose.

It all started out well on the paper....
But quickly turned into painting whatever was near by...
Tyler, Mr. Clean Jr, loves having his feet painted.
My first use of the timer on my camera...not bad, eh?
Recipe for homemade finger paint:

3 TBS sugar
1/2 Cup Cornstarch
2 Cups COLD water
Liquid dish soap
Food coloring

In a medium saucepan combine sugar and cornstarch on low heat. Add water and stir until mixture thickens (this may take a few minutes). Remove from heat and separate into cups. Add a few drops of food coloring and soap to each cup. Mix and cool before play begins. Warning: Not responsible for what takes place next!