Monday, September 27, 2010

Yummy Scented Fingerpaint

I saw this posted on Almost Unschoolers and thought it sounded like a fun idea.  Homemade fingerpaint  that smells like Fall....Sounds Cool, Right?


1 cup corn starch
8 TBS sugar
4 cups water


Mix it all together and cook and stir over medium heat until it starts to thicken.  I actually cooked mine a little too long and it came out more like a gel than a paint, but Nathan and I liked it better that way.  To make the paint smell like fall scents, I added a little of each to the paint - cinnamon, ginger, apple pie spice, pumpkin pie spice and I cut open an orange spice tea bag to use as well.  Then, I added some food coloring to each bowl with the scents (orange, brown, red, green and yellow). 

Nathan and I used sponge paint brushes, instead of our fingers.  We painted pictures of fall trees.  I also found some print outs of leaves online and printed those out, which we painted and I cut out once they dried. 

The next day, we made a tree using paper bags and taped the leaves to the tree.  This made a really awesome fall display for our house and was a great way to showcase Nathan's art work as well.

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