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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

MAKE YOUR OWN FINGERPAINT RECIPE!

Art Can Encourage Learning and Literacy!


When I paint I learn.....


To Exercise my imagination and creativity!

Color Recognition Skills

Language Development

Cause and Effect

Different textures

Express and communicate my feelings

Use of my hand eye coordination.....


How to HAVE FUN!




Art Activities are more than just fun!
It is an important tool for learning!


Fingerpainting is part of our daily routine in our house. I wanted to share a great recipe that I use a lot to hand make our own fingerpaint! The kids will have fun helping me mix the ingredients and then getting to use the paint to create their masterpieces!


Homemade Fingerpaint Recipe

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Cornstarch
1/2 tsp. salt
3 Tbl. sugar
2 Cups Water
Food Coloring (not too much!)

In a pot mix all the ingredients together! (Have you kids help!) Adults only cook on the stove top for about 15 minutes until it is thick. Keep stirring it during the 15 minutes! Let it cool! Divide the paint into different sealed containers....stir in the food coloring....and you have made fingerpaint!!



Have Fun!

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