So here is the low down on those edible paints I promised a few posts back. There are a lot of ways to make safe paints for babies to use/eat. Honestly, you could just buy some yogurt and put food coloring in it and Voila! We however decided to go the cornstarch and water route. We started off by using the recipe found in this awesome blog, but as she notes in her update some people found issues with consistency so this is the actual recipe that I went with:
1 cup Cornstarch
1/2 cup cold water
1 cup boiling water
-Start by mixing the cornstarch and cold water.
If the last time you messed with cornstarch was in a middle school science project, note that this consistency is going to be extremely weird… just keep stirring until it is no longer powdery.
-Then add the boiling water.
I would do this in little bits and stir in between to make sure you get the consistency that you like.
-Finally, add Food Coloring.
Note: Blue tinted hues stain more. We used purple and little H’s finger nails are still slightly off color. I’ll just keep telling myself it gives him character!
As far as making messes… I am not afraid of a mess. My husband will sadly confirm this for you. So, since we did not have a smock we stripped down to the diaper and headed outside. I placed some brown wrapping paper down underneath and put a piece of white card stock in the middle of all the madness to have as a keepsake of Hudson’s first artwork. Mostly the “artwork” was created by dragging his butt back and forth through the paints. None the less, I am sure it will go for millions in the top galleries. So, Without further ado, I present to you the artist formerly known as Hud.
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