Today I’m thrilled to be welcoming Jodie from Mummy Musings and Mayhem to the blog. Jodie’s blog is full of creative messy play ideas, kid friendly recipes and heartfelt stories from her parenting journey – go check it out! Thanks so much for sharing with us today Jodie.
5 Fun Ideas with Cornflour Paint
I love to get messy and use paint with my toddler twins….but I don’t like stained clothes and the stress of worrying what they might paint when my back is turned (which isn’t often I assure you!)….this is why I absolutely love to use my cornflour paint base in many of our activities.
I learnt to make cornflour paint many years ago when I first began my child care training….i think it become a rite of passage type activity for all the young newbie assistants! I’m so glad I did though…today it seems to have become a lost resource amongst all the brightly coloured acrylic and ‘washable’ paints… (seriously…those washable paints never seem that easily washable to me!)
I was really surprised when people started asking me how I make and use the cornflour paint I was writing about so I always love to share it again at any opportunity….i firmly believe that creative play and experiences for children do not need to be expensive or a threat to our furniture and clothing!
So I’m pleased to have this opportunity (thanks Ness!) to share with you my recipe for cornflour paint and 5 fun ways to enjoy using it with your child!
5 FUN IDEAS TO USE CORNFLOUR PAINT IN PLAY
Making cornflour paint is quick and easy once you get the hang of it….you can read about my steps to the perfect paint base HERE
Now you have your white base it’s time to get messy!!
Lots of sensory fun with blue cornflour paint and various homemade sponge stampers!
Lots of opportunities for colour mixing and recognition with this simple activity…using cornflour base and the paint dye colours of your choice….then let the imagination take over!
Goop is so much fun and yet so simple to make…it is basically the cornflour base but with a higher ration of cornflour to give it a slippery mouldable texture…a fantastic sensory experience for kids of all ages!
This activity helps younger children to practise the learning concept of big and small…while having fun and getting messy of course!
Such a joy on a cold Winter’s morning…..warm cornflour paint to squish and ooze through little fingers…letting them mix the colour dye through the paint gives the activity an added element of excitement and discovery!
I hope I have inspired you to perhaps try making your own cornflour paint to experiment with…..just remember to add edicol powder paint dyes rather than the tempera powder paints….the tempera tends to just go grainy and doesn’t give the bright colours we all love!
I’m sure once you give it a try you will love using it wherever you would normally use store brought paint…..and you will have the comfort of knowing that the handprint you discovered on the bottom of your pants after doing the grocery shopping…will at least wash out easily and therefore not remain as a reminder of that particular embarrassing moment! Enjoy…and many thanks to the lovely Ness for having us over to visit at the always inspirational One Perfect Day!
Jodie worked in the childcare industry for over 20years while bringing up her now teenage daughter. She then moved into the field of Human and Community services where she enjoyed developing and coordinating programs and initiatives for families in need of support as they travelled the often difficult road of parenthood. She now has the absolute privilege of staying at home to nurture and enjoy her twin toddler daughters. She enjoys blogging about the fun they get up to and the bold realities of parenting a teen and twin toddlers at Mummy Musings and Mayhem She is also often really, really tired! You can read more about their antics by following on FACEBOOK and PINTEREST
Thank you Jode! So many creative and fun ways to play with a simple home made paint recipe.
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