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DIY Finger Paint

 

You Will Need 

  • Large Bowl 
  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour 
  • 2 Cups Cold Water 
  • Food Coloring 
  • Small Muffin Tin or Small Bowls  
  • Stirrers (One for each color) 
  • Spatula, Spoon or Whisk 

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Start with the large bowl, two cups of cold water and two cups of flour. 

 

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Pour the two cups of cold water into the large bowl. 

Gradually add flour and stir constantly until the flour is fully incorporated and totally smooth. 

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Divide the flour mixture into the muffin tins (or small bowls). 

 

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Add a few drops of food coloring to each muffin tin. 

 

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Stir each mixture, adding more food coloring if needed, until you achieve the colors you want. 

 

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Encourage your little one to get messy and have fun creating original works of art! 

 

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Weather Window Activity

Try this fun indoor activity with your child!

Materials:

  • Clear dishwashing liquid
  • Pre-mixed tempera paints in a variety of colors
  • Aluminum foil muffin pan
  • Paint brushes

*Children should have adult supervision throughout this activity.

Directions:

  1. An adult should mix about 1 Tbsp. of dishwashing liquid with 1/2 Tbsp. of paint. The mixture should have a creamy consistency, like house paint.
  2. Pour various paint colors into the wells of a muffin pan to create a pallet.
  3. Children can paint ‘sunny day’ scenes on windows and sliding glass doors. Use a different brush for each color.

TIP: Keep paint away from windowsills and woodwork. To remove the artwork, or to fix a mistake, wipe with a moist paper towel.