Preschool Crafts : Painting
Use these free and easy preschool crafts including a variety of homemade finger painting recipes and methods.
“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
large ice cream pail or pan
On a piece of paper, trace around the ice cream pail or pan and cut out to fit inside the pail or pan. Add a blob or two of paint onto the paper and add a marble or two. Move the pail or pan around to swirl the marble through the paint and around the paper to make designs.
Homemade Finger Paint Recipes
2 Tbsp light corn syrup
4-6 drops food coloring
Mix corn syrup and food coloring together in a small bowl until well blended. This can be used with either a paint brush or as a finger paint.
Scratch and Sniff Paints
1 Tbsp unsweetened powdered drink mix
1 Tbsp warm water
Mix water and drink mix together. With this recipe you can paint pictures of fruit that will really smell like fruit. Allow finished paintings to dry overnight before scratching and sniffing.
Chocolate Pudding Paint
1 large package instant chocolate pudding
2 cups ice cold water
Whisk instant pudding and water together in a bowl for 2 minutes. Refrigerate for 5 minutes.This makes a thin paint. If you want a thicker fingerpaint texture, I just mix up chocolate pudding as per the instructions on the box or buy the canned ready-made pudding from the grocery store.
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Vanilla Pudding Paint
1 large package instant vanilla pudding
2 cups ice cold water
Whisk instant pudding and water together in a bowl for 2 minutes. Refrigerate for 5 minutes. Divide the pudding paint into several small containers or a muffin tin and add different food coloring to each one. This makes a thin paint. If you want a thicker fingerpaint texture, just mix up the pudding as per package instructions or buy the canned, ready-made pudding in the grocery stores.
Flour Finger paint
1 cup flour
2 Tbsp salt
1 1/4 cups hot water
1 1/2 cups cold water
Mix the flour, salt and cold water in a saucepan. Beat the mixture with a whisk or hand beater until smooth. Add the hot water and boil it until the mixture is thick. Beat until smooth. Add food coloring to add color. Store this in an airtight container in the fridge.
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