I have been wanting to let Capri paint for a while now, but I just have not gotten around to it. So last week I bought a canvas from the dollar store for $2 (it is a big one) and today I made some homemade paint using this recipe (the picture to the right is the recipe and also her picture).
I used too much cornstarch in mine and it was kind of goopy, but she suggests on her blog to just water it down if it is, next time I will do that. Also I ran out of red food coloring while making it so we only had pink paint to work with (I wanted a pink and red).
So we set up our splat mat (aka table cloth form the dollar store), and I put some finger paints on paper plates for Capri to dip her fingers into. I used painters tape to write the word LOVE on the canvas and we went to town. I helped because she was more interested in eating the paint (which I didn’t mind too much since it is all cooking ingredients anyway). She got the hang of it after a while and really started going to town. Also don’t you love my child’s face??? When she sees a camera she HAS to smile like this, I am not sure why. She smiles perfectly nice when there is no camera around.