On Thursday morning last week, I had a stroke of genius. I was looking around my living room, thinking that it would be nice to find a way to display some of Jack's recent creations, when BAM! I got it. Fingerpaint. On a canvas. Done.
Problem was, I didn't have any fingerpaint. All I have are acrylic craft paints, and I didn't really want Jack dipping his hands repeatedly into that stuff. So what did I do? I took to the internet. And the internet came through!
I found a SUPER simple recipe for fingerpaint (3 cups boiling water, 1 cup corn starch, food coloring) from this website, gathered up the few supplies I needed, and we got to painting!
To my surprise, Jack really wasn't interested in actually painting with his fingers, but once I handed him a paintbrush, he got down to business (also - I am glad I used this kid friendly recipe instead of my craft paints, because one of the first things he did was to put a big brush-full of green paint straight into his mouth).