This week's reading theme challenge was "I Ain't gonna paint no more" ... and yes as expected we didn't get this book either, its about a boy who (just like M) loves to paint and cant resist the MESS. The book we find and read instead was "The Magic Paint box" its a very interesting book that sure triggers the imagination as all the things have colors from this boys imagination and he sure loves to paint with his magic paint brush So the first activity we did was painting... yup plain simple painting..... to her heart's content (I wonder what she was thinking while putting and mixing up all those colors, the other day after a few random strokes she declared that its a monkey) And let me tell you she really REALLY is a messy painter and ever since I tried to take her hand prints, painting her hands became an essential part of painting Here is her master piece...what do u think it is?
Then next morning she painted bread for a colorful snack that was consumed mostly by me and Irfan :) I read a few negative comments about food colors on net but I was not worried about a tiny miny droplet of food color. I was only worried that she might try to eat other paints afterwards as she is still too young to differentiate between food color and regular paint but thank God she had a very clear idea that "we don't eat our paint" and my painter was only interested in painting. She hardly took a bite of painted bread.The paint is made by simply mixing 2 drops of food color in 2 Tbs Milk. M was pretty messy with this too. She tried to paint the bread just like her canvas (all the paint and all the colors go to just one spot) The best thing about this paints is that when you toast the bread it becomes even brighterThen in the evening we painted some more and ended up our day in a messy messy bath with bathtub crayons!!!
the recipe just follows
For bath tub crayons all you need is:
1 cup soap flacks
1 Tbs vegetable oil
3-4 Tbs water
2-3 food colors ( about 1/2 tsp each)
1. Heat up the soap flakes oil and water in a saucepan on low heat
2. When the mixture becomes a bit thick add food color
3. Remove from heat and pour the contents on a plate to cool a bit
then kneed it for few minutes
4. Now give any shape that u or your lil one prefers
5. Wrap them in wax paper
6. Put them in the fridge to harden at least for a hour
you can store these in a fridge for at least 2 -3 weeks
go ahead and make a mess!!!