I love being creative and I especially love when I can get my little Possum creative too. This type of paint is wonderful because it's non-toxic, unlike those that claim to be but still include weird numbers in the ingredients.
So let's make our own EDIBLE FINGER PAINT!!!!!
Making your own finger paint can be a great activity to do with children.
The basics you will need are -
1/4 cup cornflour
4 tablespoons white sugar
2 tbsp water (add more if required)
In a pot mix together the sugar and the cornflour. Add a splash of water and mix over a medium heat. Depending on your mixture, add more water or cornflour until you have a smooth and rather stiff consistency.
I separated my mixture into small containers and added 4 drops of food colouring to each. I probably suggest not to add any more drops because it may start to stain fingers.
I added a few finger scoops of each onto a large page of paper. Possum was very interested to touch (and taste!) the finger paint. I modelled (or demonstrated) how the mixture could be spread across the page.
This is such a great sensory activity for babies.
Possum loved opening and closing her hand and feeling the texture between her fingers. Gorgeous!
And here is Possum's very first art piece!!!
I'm such a proud mummy.
N.B. This type of paint will not last forever as it is made from food items. It should last 5-10 days. I suggest if you wish to keep the artwork, take a photograph and have it blown up onto a canvas. How adorable!! :)
I hope you and your little one enjoy this activity.
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