We started out by making Homemade Finger Paint. I found a simple recipe over at Creative Kids at Home. It was great to be able to make a non toxic finger paint with ingredients found right in my kitchen:
1/2 cup cornstarch
3 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups cold water
We had fun combining the first 4 ingredients in a pan and stirring them over low heat for about 13 minutes (it says 10-15, so I timed it for 10. It was still really liquidy at 10 minutes so I set the timer for 5 more minutes. After about 2 minutes I started stirring up glops. A minute later it was nice and thick.)
After it cooled down I re-used some baby food jars. I have one jar each of pink, purple, blue and green finger paint. We used the pink and purple for our project.
Did I mention I am glad it was homemade and non toxic:
However, I figured a few mouthfuls was enough, so Hannah ended up playing with our jar lid letters.
We also made thumbprint hearts, but there are no pictures of making those as I was intent upon placing children's thumbs in the right place.
When the paint was dry I cut them out in the shape of heart clouds.
I was afraid the paint would make the paper curl and I was right. Too rectify this problem I taped some strips of cardboard onto the back of each heart.
Isn't it great that V stands for Valentine
Then I taped some thread to the back of the heart and taped the little hearts to the thread.
I am linking this project up to