Finger Painting with Brynlee


I have always loved crafting and art projects, so I’ve been looking forward to doing some with Brynlee. The other afternoon, we had a lot of fun finger painting.


At first Brynlee wasn’t really sure what to do… she just stared at the page would very hesitantly touch the paint here and there.


I found this homemade edible finger paint recipe. I made it a few days ahead of time and during that time it started to solidify, it almost had a jello consistency. It still worked, but if you decide to make it, I would suggest making it with enough time to let it cool only.


I was expecting this little project to be a big mess, but Brynlee kept it fairly contained. Although, now that she is comfortable with it, I’m sure next time things will be different.


I can’t wait to paint with her again and I’m looking for other projects that I can do with her too, so if you have any ideas please share in the comments!


3 thoughts on “Finger Painting with Brynlee


    Play Dough is fun. 2 1/2 c. flour, 1/2 c. salt 3 Tbsp. alum, 3 Tbsp. salad oil, 2 c. boiling water.
    Add ingredients as listed. Stir well. Divide into small sections and add food coloring as desired. Keep in plastic bags or containers. Jon had an endless supply of this growing up.
    We also made Christmas ornaments using cookie cutters for everyone (I still have his handprint that we made 13 years ago).
    Molding Dough: 2 parts flour, 1 part salt. Mix with enough water to make dough. Place on a hard surface, mixture will set. When dry it can be painted.
    Clay-Bake: 4 c. flour, 1 1/2 c. water, 1 c. salt. Do not double or halve. Mix with fingers. Use within 4 hours of making. Knead 4-5 minutes. (hooks(hair pins or paper clips work) for hanging should be inserted before baking) Bake finished product at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Paint with poster paints or magic markers.
    Enjoy! Hugs from Aunt Gina


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