Homemade Finger Paint Fun
|June 10, 2012||Posted by thecheapskatemom under crafts, diy, ecofriendlykitchen, entertainment, fun, kidsandpets, kidscrafts, kitchencrafts, repurpose, sensory, summer|
by Hannah Walton aka The Cheapskate Mom
Food Coloring Paint Recipes + Paint Holder Ideas
Did you know you can make kids paint – whether it is finger paints or watercolors – with food coloring? I'm excited to share with you a few recipes I found and made tonight – plus a clever tip for reusing those cardboard coffee cup drink carriers and empty tea light candle votives!
Make Homemade Food Coloring Finger Paint
Mix in a Bowl:
Equal Part Flour
Equal Part Water
Two Teaspoons Salt
Divide into smaller containers (like an egg carton) and add food coloring to color paint. Have a blast!
Make Homemade Food Coloring Watercolor Paint
Mix in a bowl:
Two tablespoons baking soda
Two tablespoons cornstarch
Two tablespoons regular white vinegar
One tablespoon corn syrup
Divide into smaller pots and add food coloring to color.
Make Sensory Paint
Add cinnamon, vanilla extract, peppermint essential oil and more to the smaller containers to turn finger painting into a sensational journey. Pick a theme – like summer – and add summer smells like coconut, lime, ketchup, or liquid smoke to make the scents match the painting!
Easy Kids Paint Holder Ideas:
Coffee Cup Drink Carrier Turned Paint Holder
My husband surprised me with iced coffee today and I didn't know what to do with the coffee carrier – being a cheapskate, I didn't want to throw it out …. So, take a reusable coffee cup holder tray and use it to stabilize your watercolor paints – to avoid messes!
Tea Light Candle Votive Turned Paint Holder
Once you've burned down your tea light candles use the empty container for art supply pots.
Old Baby Bottle Turned Paint Holder
Another awesome idea is using an old baby bottle as a painting instrument/container. This worked great for us and was fun to use!