When my oldest was still my only, and I had more time and creative energy, we loved to paint and do other fun projects together.
Lately I have been regretting that I don’t do projects with him much anymore. Today while my little one was napping I had some time and I decided to spend it with Jacoby. He loves painting and recently I saw a recipe on Facebook for homemade paint so I thought it would be fun to give it a try. So we got out the ingredients that we needed and we mixed and stirred and voilà! It was super quick and easy project with stuff we already had in the house. Salt, Flour, Water and Food Coloring. It’s more of a glue like consistency and it needs a firmer, stiffer bristled brush but Jacoby seemed to enjoy painting a rainbow. Or try squeeze painting with this paint
Bonus: After you are done painting, add more flour and make play dough!
What you need:
Mixing bowl and smaller bowls or jars for each color
1 c Flour
1 c Salt
1 c Water
Mix salt and flour in bowl and whisk in water until smooth. Add food coloring, it takes quite a bit. This is a good time to talk about colors and mixing primary colors to make secondary colors.
What are some of your favorite rainbow toddler activities?