We used this recipe from Tried & True because I had all the ingredients on-hand. They were normal pantry items and the recipe seemed straight-forward, so forward we went.
First we mixed up the "paint." I didn't have cardboard, so I used heavy card stock. It curled a bit so cardboard (as recommended in the original recipe post) is clearly the way to go.
Now, I'm not a mom who worries about craft time getting messy, and I thought this was a lovely exploratory experience for all the kids- particularly for the baby. Besides, the paint was entirely edible so what's to worry about?
This is a fun project that we'll likely do again on some rainy afternoon. Next time I'll be sure to put out my paint drop cloth and either have the littlest kiddos paint naked (gasp of horror, I know- I do that sometimes because it's easier to hose them off in the tub) or at the very least make them wear their smocks. Where was my head when we did this project??
Have your kids made any fun messes this week?