I was feeling brave.
The twins are almost two, finger painting should be fun now, right? And wouldn't it be sooo cute to make thank you notes for their birthday with personalized handprints? Mom's and their grand ideas...
So, I found this recipe for homemade finger paints:
2 c. flour
4 c. cold water
Pinch of salt
Heat flour and water over low heat, stirring occasionally until thick. (this took me almost 20 minutes). Remove from heat, add salt and allow to cool. Add food coloring and store in refrigerator after use.
Everyone was getting pretty impatient by this point. And I plopped big gooey bowls of vibrant paint on the table. V e r y tempting. Finger painting now became hand painting...
And hand painting became face painting...
And chair painting, and table painting, and dripping down little legs into puddles on the floor painting...
And of course, who could resist tasting it? Not my gang, that's for sure! Next time I might try adding food coloring to vanilla pudding.
Now that would be some yummy paint!