I am also passionate about crafting with children and sometimes the two go hand in hand and can be so much fun.
The weather should be getting better, spring has sprung, so why not take your crafting with children outside, that way you can relax a little on the mess front and the children can let loose without hearing “watch what you are doing with that paintbrush” 101 times.
How To Make Cornflour Paint.
Cornflour paint is a great and inexpensive resource, which is perfect for using outdoors.
Cornflour, Water, washable paint or food colouring
You don’t get much simpler than this, you basically mix all three ingredients together and then let the children loose.
Mini has been doing some inside today, he loves to mix it all together, as he loves the consistency of the cornflour. We used three colours this morning and as he didn’t want his masterpiece washing away with the rain, we used paper to paint on.
I then thinken the paint by adding more cornflour and he enjoyed making patterns directly in to the large container (which is why I used such a big container). This is a great way of getting children to learn and practice letter formation. I was asking him to write his name in the goo.
We did this a lot last summer and I made different colour paints and the boys painted the street, it was something they really enjoyed and plus as it was outside it made cleaning up a breeze. They both loved “splatting” it all over the pavement.
So come on lets start to feel a little less uptight about crafting and creating with our children, yes it can be messy, but messy can be fun.