We had a lovely cooked breakfast together (thank you DH) and Immy and I popped outside between rain showers to check how our vegie garden was doing and played together in her tent (along with a menagerie of stuffed animals).
Then I remembered my promise to try out the edible fingerpaint recipe which I found in The Lost Art Of Childhood by Sarah Bryden-Brown (see recipe below). As an early childhood teacher I am very embarrassed to admit that Immy has never painted before and I thought this would be an easy way to give it a go.
The paint was simple to make up but is quite translucent and as we have a glass table top I needed to tape down some white art paper for Immy to work on (it also made it easier to clean up).
Not too sure at first…
Getting a better idea…That’s it…After about 10 minutes of exploring the paint with her fingers, Immy started to lose interest and so I handed her a chubby paintbrush to see if that would inspire her further…
Exploring the brush by painting her hand (note the paint in the hair).
I think that this was a really successful first painting experience. The paint is easy to make and to clean up. It is completely edible, though Immy didn’t show any interest in putting it in her mouth (her hair however was a different matter).
Combine 4 tablespoons of sugar (I used castor sugar) and ½ cup of cornflour. Add 3 cups of cold water and heat over a medium heat until it thickens. It will thicken further as it cools. Divide into 4 lots and add food colouring.