Join for Your Chance at Our Weekly Giveaways

Homemade Nontoxic Finger Paint

I have been wanting to get Aiden’s fingerprint and footprint for as long as I can remember and he never lets me!  We’ve tried about 4 times with clay and he either screams bloody murder thrashing himself before I can do it or crinkles his hands so I can’t have it.

I decided now at 13.5 months I would make him finger paint and get it that way.

paint

Homemade Nontoxic Finger Paint Recipe

2 Cups Flour

4 Cups Water

Natural Food Coloring

Instructions:

Mix the flour and water.

Cook over low heat until it becomes thick.

Allow to cool.

Add a pinch of salt.

Add natural food coloring to your desire.  I used this coloring.

Store in a covered jar in the refrigerator for future use.

2014-04-15 11.16.47

Results

Honestly, I would probably just use the regular food coloring because ours came out a little light and the blue was kind of grey.  I think the colors are pretty, but the yellow hardly showed up and I used quite a bit of it.

2014-04-15 11.16.28

Aiden, on the other hand, didn’t really want much to do with finger painting.  I set out a sheet on the grass with the paint and paper and thought he would go to town.  He looked at it for a little bit and decided that he would rather walk around the backyard.  He was having a rather rough day in his defense.

Needless to say, I still didn’t get my handprints or footprints, but I haven’t lost hope.  Next time, I’m just going to put him in his highchair and take matters into my own hands!

Questions:

Any recommendations for natural paint?

At what age did your kids start liking to do crafts?

My Favorite Non-Toxic Beauty Products + Chemicals to Avoid

In honor of Earth Day, I thought I’d start a series about how we keep our home green by discussing my favorite non-toxic beauty products, home and cleaning products and how to have a non-toxic medicine cabinet. Today, we’ll start with my favorite non-toxic beauty products I use daily. First, let me start off byContinue Reading

Easter Weekend 2014.

And we are baaaack… Last week on Thursday immediately after David got off work, we hopped in the car for a 3.5 hour drive to Nebraska to my mom’s house for the weekend. I always get so excited to visit the town I grew up in – it’s small, everything is convenient, it’s landscape isContinue Reading

My name is Ali Damron & this is my home for sharing my chaotic motherhood lifestyle, attempts at newfound recipes, & how I stay fit out here in Denver, Colorado. Thanks for stopping by!