I’m not a natural arts-and-crafter, but I know my girl loves it so we always give it a go. I also wanted to capitalise on Little Mister’s new found love interest of craft, read here to find out more. So I decided to do an Easter project that he could really get stuck in to, and if all else fails he could eat it, and Mademoseille would also find interesting. We made some edible, gluten-free finger paints. I can’t take the credit, I saw it over on Mel’s Le Coin de Mel blog and she was right – it is pretty easy & fun thing to do. It’s simple to make and Mademoseille (at six-and-a-quarter) enjoyed getting involved in this part too, putting herself in charge of colour mixing. How to make the paints: you’ll need
Mix all of the ingredients together in a saucepan with a wooden spoon and gently heat.
Keep stirring until the bubble mixture turns thick and gooey.
Allow mixture to cool before dividing into bowls (should take approx. 5 mins)
Once cooled add your food colouring and you’re ready to go!
Do bear in mind that the more the mixture bubbles the thicker it gets, and it does go a long way. It turns into an opaque, jelly like substance which is great for getting your hands into, it has a really gloopy texture which tastes quite sweet, which Little Mister loved!
The food colouring gave us some really vibrant colours. I made eight pots so they could have one each. So let the painting begin! We decided to create some Easter cards and mademoiselle wanted to go ‘freestyle’. She enjoyed the texture and using her fingers to create. Little Mister really enjoyed it too – another craft project that kept his attention. He kept on calling it ‘jelly’ and he probably did eat a fair bit of it, if I’m honest, but he also did some painting. And as the paints turned his hands – and mouth – a different colour the more he wanted to do it. In this picture you can see his green mouth!! But the colours are easily wash-offable *is that a word?!* and the paint is edible (!) so I didn’t mind.
They created their own styled Easter cards. They weren’t chicks or eggs, they were their own ideas and I’m sure the grandparents will appreciate them as much as I do x
I'm Tracey, nice to meet you. Mummyshire was 'born' three years ago after we moved from London to the Oxford countryside. Here I chart our journey adjusting to our new lives, the challenges of being in the countryside & surviving parenthood.