Tuesday, October 2, 2012

DIY Finger Paint

The Little is getting to an age where he will sit down and color or play with play dough,
and although he's not yet pumping out the great masterpieces i foresee in his future,
it does actually keep him busy for at least a few minutes at a time.

Being the thrifty crafty kinda girl that i am, i figured i could save a few bucks 
and a trip up the road if i made some my own craft supplies.
Thanks to the miracle that is pinterest, i easily found a recipe for finger paint that fit the bill,
and promptly whipped up a batch.

Yes, it was pretty.

Yes it was easy to make.

But paint it was not.  FAIL.

He got upset when it clumped on his fingers,

And decided it was a stupid game.

Too bad i took all these photos thinking how great a blog post this was going to be.

Perhaps he is just a little young. Perhaps i screwed up the recipe. (a rare occurrence, ha!)
But it was just kinda gross and slimy.
So the next day we went up the road and bought some of the real crayola stuff instead,
and while we haven't yet given it a try, i have high hopes that those masterpieces are on their way : )

1 comment:

Renee said...

I tried this!!lol! Ours ended up lumpy though, and definitely didn't 'paint'! Not to worry, those masterpieces wont be far away!