art is in us all
My latest favorite thing ever!! It started with rocky waters. I never could make that magical goo that day care educators have been making for years! Solid then liquid, then solid again. Children love this sensory heaven, but I could never get it right!
So fast forward, I find a receipt for edible paint using corn flour! Turned out great. Even turned into a fun slime. Then I run across this goo stuff again, and I think to myself, "I'm going to master this!"
So on Tuesday I add one bag of cornflour with some water, it's too runny. I add more corn flour, better but not that magical mixture I want.
Wednesday, I add yet another bag of corn flour. Yeah, pretty thick, slimy fun! My little mate helps me add green colour and gold glitter to give it the st Patrick's day fun.
We left it over night. It's now Thursday and finally I got my magical substance that I've been wanting. I could rub it into a ball, then watch it "melt" through my fingers.
And with that I fell in love!
So today I'm going to research and share as many receipts I can.
For the receipt to edible paint, using corn flour please look at our "when life gives you lemons" post.
ok this is the one I finally got!
spoon or fork to stir
food colouring (optional)
what you do:
Add three or four drops of food colouring and glitter into a cup of water, mix it.
Pour your cornflour (or cornstarch) into a large bowl. To make it easy start with 2 cups.
Then slowly add your 1 cup of water.
This is where the fun starts.
Get the kids to mix with fingers until the slime is gooey. Let sit for a minute and see if the flour goes hard at the bottom. When this happens is when you can grab some and roll it into a ball and then stop to watch it "melt" through your fingers.
Next week I'm going to explore foam dough. Corn flour and shaving cream! Stay tuned!
ok, so for our next corn flour project we used shaving cream.
This project couldn't have been any easier.
What you need:
Just spread your ingredients on the tray, roll up your sleeves and mix with your hands!
Once mixed the texture is soft and fluffy. I tried to make balls out of it to create a snowman, but crushing the balls was too tempting for my little friends. It was awesome fun!
Clean up was a breeze as well, just dust it all into a bag. Done!
Hands are super easy to wash clean as well.
Silk! This week in our discovering cornflower we added strawberry conditioner and cornflower.
First of all, my little friend, loved the chance to spread the cornflower and squeeze the conditioner all by herself.
Then we got to work mixing and squashing it all together.
The smell of it brought me back to my childhood. Having red streaks in the hair, in the 80's, strawberry shortcake was a must!
Anyway, once our goo was fully mixed it was a lovely, silky consistency. My friend and I wrote her name and my name. Then we thought it needed plastic Easter eggs added. Sure, why not?
Another successful cornflower experience!