January 22, 2014
We had a huge snow storm today! Where I live we had almost a foot! (I want to give a shout out to my fabulous husband for doing all of the shoveling! You’re the best!)
It is truly too cold to bring my son out to play. Maybe some of you would, however, I despise the cold weather! Anything under 50 degrees is brutal to me. So, maybe not going outside is a more selfish strategy. Nonetheless, we stayed inside. We had super fun, though. We fingerpainted!! Well, my son splashed paint all over the place while I daintily used a paint brush. He had such an awesome time! Above is a picture of his masterpiece. My very own Picaso ;).
I actually wound up making my own fingerpaint. Am I being overbearing by doing this? Maybe to some, yes. And I will totally admit I do take the clean part of life a little too drastic. However, I do enjoy it and I feel that regular fingerpaints you buy in the store have lots of chemicals. At my son’s age, he will undoubtedly put his fingers in his mouth. I really don’t want him eating those chemicals. And, at his age, he really isn’t going to know the difference between homemade and store bought fingerpaint, so it’s a win-win.
I found a really simple recipe online from one of those Mommy websites. It really was so easy. You mix 2 tablespoons of white flour with a little bit of water until you get a thin paste. The site did not specify how much water, so I slowly added a little bit at a time until it was a thin paste consistency. I then added food coloring and it was time to paint. I do not use food coloring with added dyes, such as yellow 5, etc. I used the India Tree decorating set. It is slightly expensive, but it lasts a long time and it is made with vegetable colorants. The paint was a little bit thinner than the stuff from the store. I might have used too much water. Otherwise, it was a great time and my son loved it!
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