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!).