Connell and I went to the weekly sing along at a local store called Growing Up Green. Very cute store and he enjoyed the songs. While I was there, I found hand made finger paints for $6. Honestly, this had been on my agenda for this week, but clearly I hadn't had time to get around to making it. At some point, I'm going to try the Jell-O recipe I found on Pinterest. So decided to give it a try. (The recipe seems to be based on one found here.)
After covering the high chair with an old towel, I cut a piece of finger paint paper in half and let him give it a try. Connell was fascinated by the texture and colors. He kept signing "more" (but I wasn't fast enough to get a picture of that.) The paint smelled fantastic. The cotton candy oil left me thinking a trip to the penny candy store might be a good adventure for next week.
|Everything cleaned up nicely, too!|
The colors didn't dry as brightly as I had hoped, but we'll experiment with different types of paper and hope for different results.
All told, it was worth the 5 minutes of clean up and a quick bath to watch him explore colors, texture, and get over his anti-mess phase a little bit.