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.
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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