art attack!!!

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I am sooooo inspired by this site that i have come across (growingajeweledrose.com/)..it is just bursting with ideas and things that  am trying out. We made some putty-lke thing with cornflour and paint..those are the only ingredients you need. Take a scoop of cornflour (cornstarch) and then add some paint (i use the ELC paints). Mix it up…knead it into a dough. It can be broken into clean cut pieces by just bending it, it can be turned into gorgeous colored sand and when left alone it turns back into a gorgeous runny looking glistening goop. The boys had a blast!!! they could scoop it up, knead it, mix it, toss it around. For the baby, i made a lovely pink paint using flour and water and added some sugar crystals for texture. Amu loved it and he enjoyed the texture. The paint was viscous, chilled and had some graininess because of the sugar. All i needed to contain the mess was a large sheet of plastic which i spread on the floor. Today we plan to make face paint too…will let you know how that goes. 

 

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About myfourboysandme

Mom - a word that defines me... I smell of oats, johnson's and home baked cookies I am pink, purple, green and orange and so is the floor my kids color on. Flour on my clothes and a brush in my pocket, my glasses bent out of shape and smudged with tiny fingerprints. I can't remember the date but i know almost 40 pictures books by heart. I wake up humming 'wheels on the bus'and i talk with my fingers and eyes and mouth. My bag carries band aids, napkins, wipes, crayons, papers, candy and sometimes my wallet. I know all the parks and very few of the restaurants in my neighborhood. Most of my shopping is diapers, books and paints My phd certificate lies in a roll, the frame now contains an abstract work of art by two year olds and i am prouder of that piece of paper. mom - a word that defines me!

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