Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fingerpainting in February!

Here we are in the last part of February... part of me thinks that the year is moving by so quickly, but the other part says, "Hurry up, Spring!" As the cool days linger and the twins' napping seems to get shorter, I find myself having to pull things out of my magic hat to keep them entertained. This weekend we made playdoh (recipe below), and today we pulled out the fingerpaints. As you will notice, most of Harrison's paint was applied as a body butter. Hmmm... that will take a little soaking. Hailey is a little more delicate in her activities. See for yourself.

Then comes the clean-up!

Everyone came out fresh as a flower!

If any of you need a way to fill the wintery days, maybe this recipe will help!
Homemade Play Dough
1 cup flour
1/2 cup of salt
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 cup water
1 tbsp vegetable oil
food coloring
Combine flour, salt, and cream of tartar in a saucepan. In a bowl, put water, oil, and food coloring (to desired color.) Gradually stir wet ingredients into the dry ones until smooth. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until a ball forms. Remove from stove and cool. Knead until smooth. Store in airtight container.
This is super simple and makes a great play dough!
Have fun!!


ginny said...

The girls and I have had a few of our own finger/body painting experiences! What fun! Thanks for the playdough recipe!

Beverly said...

Love these! I couldn't help but notice how much messier Harrison got than Hailey! BOYS!!!! Thanks for the play-dough recipe. I think we'll try it soon. :-) Love you!

Heather said...

Aren't you a nice mama? This is preicous!!!! They are great artists!!