At the precious little age of 6 months, Lydia got to finger paint for the first time! And as you can clearly see, she LOVED it!
And I’m happy to share my experience with you!
How to make
safe finger paint
Here are the 3 things you will need to join in on the summer fun:
2. food coloring 3. flour
You simply mix the three.
I initially used hot water from a kettle.
I started with about 2 cups of flour and poured it in a mixing bowl.
Then I poured the hot water in the bowl. And mixed. I kept adding flour until I achieved the consistency I was looking for: a thicker mixture of paint. Obviously, the more water you use, the thinner the paint will be. It’s all up to you, really!
Next, I added my food coloring!
And stirred that up until I got this lovely shade of red/pink.
I did the same with all 4 colors (red, blue, green, yellow).
Don’t you love mixing food coloring? I do! It’s so pretty!
So here are my basic 4 colors:
I did end up mixing some food coloring to make orange and gray for some extra fun.
And that’s pretty much it! You’re ready to go!
Warning: the rest of this post contains many, many pictures of my little girl painting! Just an FYI! It was just too cute not to share!
So we set up Lydia’s high chair outside and got her pumped up for finger painting!
She picked up on it pretty quickly. And didn’t mind having something to get her fingers on!
This is her face of deep concentration!
Apparently, I wasn’t pouring the paint out fast enough. So she grabbed it and started pulling the bowl down herself.
She would clinch her fist and the paint would squeeze out everywhere!
So pretty and patiently waiting for the next color: blue!
Then Duke tried to join in! Lydia loves her puppy and welcomed him gladly!
She was having a blast!
Then we brought in some more pink. Again, I must have not been fast enough for her!
And then she got really excited…
Daddy joined in on the fun, too!
Then things got really messy!
And together, after much discussion…
They made a masterpiece!
Paint. was. everywhere!
With daddy’s help, the fun and possibilities are endless!
And here is what she has to show for it all:
Lots of paintings to share with family and friends!
Although, we did keep her first picture she painted for her keepsakes:
My heart just jumps with pride at the sight of her artwork!
All in a day’s work.
Oh, and it didn’t take me long to clean that up. Probably about 3 minutes. I mean, it’s just water, flour, and food coloring!