Looking for a fun new tradition to add to your 4th of July festivities? Why not paint a patriotic design on your child’s face…using ingredients you probably already have on hand. What kid doesn’t love face-painting(well, besides my 18-month old who won’t sit still for anything)??? :)
Here’s the recipe (adapted from The Preschooler’s Busy Book):
1 tsp. corn starch
1/2 tsp. milk (I used whole)
1/4 tsp. water
|1. Mix the milk and cornstarch together until well blended.|
2. Add one drop of food coloring at a time. Once you think it is dark enough, add a drop or two more as it will lighten up on your child’s face (I didn’t make mine dark enough, even though it looks dark in the bowl).
|3. Find the smallest paintbrush you possibly can and get your little wiggle-worm to sit still for a minute or two.|
|4. Paint! My art skills are seriously lacking…as you can tell.|
Once you’re ready to take it off, just use a wet paper towel and 15-seconds later, he’s good as new!