I know the boys like fingerpainting. But then I start thinking about the sticky fingers, the soiled clothing, the mess, and very quickly my mind starts casting about for alternatives.
That is, until I hit upon a nifty solution. First we made our own fingerpaints using this recipe:
- ½ cup liquid hand soap
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- Food coloring
Combine the soap and cornstarch, divide into batches, then add food colouring. The resulting fingerpaint will be fairly translucent.
Then I got the kids naked and set them to decorate the shower area of the bathroom. They were at it for almost an hour! As predicted it was a mess. But there were no clothes or furniture to stain. And everything washed off beautifully! (Well, the boys had patches of colour on them for a day, but I can live with that….)
Here is Porthos getting into it:
And here are Athos and Porthos showing off their work-in-progress: