Or should I say “Body Painting”??
Today I made finger paint, and Judah, well, Judah painted. Some of it even got on the paper. Apparently that wasn’t nearly as fun as smearing his body with it, though.
A blank canvas and finger paints awaiting.... Oh, the possibilities!
Here we go....
Finger Paint Recipe
Combine and stir until dissolved:
1 tbsp. cornstarch
½ cup cold water
Stir constantly while cooking over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil, loses whiteness and starts to thicken. Lower heat and continue stirring about 2 minutes until mixture is very thick and smooth. Cool slightly. Divide mixture into separate jars and color with tempera or food coloring. Leftover paint can be stored in a covered jar in the fridge for a week.
-From Wycliffe International Cookbook
Our neighbor and her children came over to paint with us. When Judah suddenly decided he was finished painting, he plopped right down in her lap. Never mind the food coloring; I'm sure it will come out. 🙂
We couldn't help but laugh at the contrast in the painting styles of the boys and girls (well, girl). Judah and our neighbors' boys dug right in, and by the end of their painting, they were covered in paint. Katherine, however, daintily dipped her fingers in, and somehow that was the only part of her that ended up colored.
It’s no Crayola Washable Paint, but hey, that just means that the color lasts longer and one’s body bears memories of the painting for days to come.
The final creation.... (Judah had some help from our neighbors.) Dumping the sand (the upper left corner) on the painting was an artistic stroke of genius, don't you think? Really adds texture to the painting....
The other final creation.... (Is it considered a self-portrait when you paint ON yourself?)
Christie and Judah