Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The artist at work

'Nothing which cannot be art is true'

The last thing we're afraid of at Brightly Living headquarters is a mess, so tonight we rolled up our sleeves and experimented with some non toxic, edible finger paint. You can try this, too! It's a phenomenal tactile experience which stimulates the senses and helps to develop coordination and fine motor skills! To make this wonderful squishy paint, you'll need the following: 

  • 1 cup of all purpose flour 
  • 1/4 cups of cold water
  • 1 and 1/4 cups of boiling water
  • Food coloring 

Mix your flour and cold water, you will get a sort of dough. Once the boiling water is nice and bubbling, slowly add that to your dough while mixing. It will begin to blend together and you'll be left with a fantastic squishy consistency. Separate into containers, add your food coloring, and that's that! Easy peasy. 

First, we have a spill - which was a great introduction between bee and our finger paint. 

Next, the fun begins! 

Deep in thought and hard at work! 

So proud of herself!

 Finally, we were left with this wonderful work of art!