Sunday, July 5, 2009

Cheap, Easy, Edible Fingerpaints

Another project with colors, but MUCH goopier than last time!

I found the idea at Making Do With the Not So New. Throw some flour in a bowl, add a bit of water and food dye, and go to town! We made this in the morning, and Ernie came back to it three or four times. It was totally fun to touch, and we painted on cookie sheets so it was easy to wash up. Each bowl had a 1/4 cup of flour, and two "shhhhhhhhps" of water :) She made pictures, and practiced mixing colors together to make new shades.


It was fun to work with, and as the day progressed the gluten kept developing...and developing...






By the end of the day, it was a total gloppy mess...and SO much fun. We didn't clean up until each bowl had been emptied onto her tray! Total sensory BLISS!

A note about clean up: this stuff was so snotty, I just scraped it into the trash can. It's possible it wouldn't have gummed up my pipes...but then again, it's possible it might have! That said, this was a breeze to clean up. It didn't stain her fingers, or our wash cloths even.

10 comments:

Sam said...

Looks like so much fun! :)

Alexandra said...

Pretty colors!

Aunt LoLo said...

Ok, THAT looks like fun!

Annie Oakleaves said...

fun! thank you for being so nice!

Anna said...

looks fun, love that you said it was easy clean up and did't stain anything. we'll have to try that one

Su said...

It does look fun.
I think I may do it outside on the picnic table though :)

Debbie said...

You good mother you! I know so many women that don't let their kids do anything messy. Pity.

Lisa said...

Hey Debbie--I'm one of those women!! You're so brave to make such a mess. the messiest we get is cookie dough. Maybe I'll have to try this since it's "easy clean-up."

Myrnie said...

Lisa- Yup, easy clean up! Big difference between "messy things" and "making a mess." The first is fun...the second we don't do very often ;) But definitely a fun project to try with the kids! (MUCH cleaner than cookies, no worries :)

Anna- Yup, no stains here :)

Elizabeth G. said...

You are a real smartie! :)