Monday, February 20, 2012

How to Introduce Finger Painting

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My friend came over with her son A and I was not sure if he was ready to do some finger painting.  I got the idea that morning that I could make edible finger paints with whipping cream and fruit for natural coloring.  So here is our experiment 


 Whip Cream Paint
a Finger Paint Intro for Small Kids 

Paint with whip cream 

  • Mixer or Blender with Whip Function
  • Whole Whipping Cream (preferable in a carton that you can whip yourself) 
  • Fruits that have a dark color like berries, oranges, kiwi or pomegranate (or food coloring with no artificial colors)
Whip cream paint colored

First, grind up your fruit first, then add 1/2 cup half of the cream and whip until it stiffens.  (when we tried it with the can of whip cream it deflated when we mixed the color in).  Put it in the fridge until you are ready to use and do any additional colors.

Then either put your kid in clothes that they can get messy in, or just a diaper {much easier clean-up}.

Cover your table and put a large piece of paper where you are going to 'paint'.  Then show your child first what you do with the paint and then use their fingers to do it.  

Show them how to use the 'paint' 

Some Notes:
I was not happy with how the coloring and texture turned out, so I made adjustments in my recommendations. 

A only into was into eating the paint and my dog Azit (ah-zeet) was really happy about that!  
eating whip cream

Baby Bear knows how to finger paint and was able to do similar with the whip cream but would have been kept busy for longer if there were more vivid colors when she painted. 

clean up from whip cream paint

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