10.21.2013

painting baby fall corn with fluffy dough paint

Ethan has been begging me for the baby corn on display at the grocery store every time we pass it. I knew corn wasn't going to last forever as a "hang on the wall and tuck away in a memory trunk" piece so I wanted to do something super sensory and fun with it. I immediately thought of fluffy dough paint which was one of the first homemade paints Ethan ever fingerpainted with when he was an itty-bitty guy. It has a great texture to squish in your hands and paint with, which teamed up nicely with the bumpy texture of corn and the crunchy, stiff leaves. I put out some brushes to get the fun started, but he wasted no time getting his hands all messy.

Here's how you make the paint:

Fill a cup halfway up with water and stick in a washable marker. You could always use liquid watercolors, too, if you happened to have any on hand.

Pour in some salt and stir, just enough for the water to look a little cloudy.

Add five tablespoons of flour and stir to combine.

The end result is a really pretty pastel paint that just feels so cool to play with (and paint with, of course!).

8 comments:

  1. Hi there! I'm Janice from Roller Coaster Ride. Found your blog thru the Collective hop. Followed you on Bloglovin'. :) This idea is so cool. I'm not much of a crafty person though but this one looks like something the kids and I can have fun with. Have a great day! :)

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  2. What a cute activity. My niece would love this! New follower from The Collective :)

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  3. Incredibly creative, as always mama. Hope you and that darling boy are doing well. xx

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  4. This looks so fun! Will definitely have to add it to our list of sensory mixtures to try!

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