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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Totally-Fun Tuesday #2

Fruity Finger Paints

(This recipe came from The Ultimate Book Of Kid Concoctions 2)
by: John E. Thomas & Danita Thomas

2 cups flour
2 Tbs. (2 envelopes) unsweetened drink mix
1/2 cup salt
3 cups hot water
3 Tbs. cooking oil
Freezer paper

1. Mix flour, drink mix, and salt together
2. Stir in water and cooking oil
3. Paint on the freezer paper.

My kids had a lot of fun making and painting with this paint! I do need to warn you that this makes tons! You could probably cut it down to a 1/4 and still have more than enough! I cut the recipe in half and each one of my kids still had a bowl full of paint!

They loved watching it turn colors!
Plus, it smells nice and fruity!

This is my 6 year olds finished product. In Kindergarten we kid spell. (meaning write what sounds you hear) It might not look like much; but after teaching Kindergarten for 10 years you just learn to see it! :)
Plus, I was standing there when he was sounding it out!

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  1. What a fun idea! I might try this as soon as the rain goes away and my allergies are also gone so the kids can do it outside :)

  2. Looks like lots of fun. Will you try it at school too?

  3. What fun! I may have to try that with my little ones!

    Stopping by to return the follow. Be blessed.

  4. I'm known as the "fun crafty babysitter". I will be for sure using this one :)

    Thanks for stopping by!


  5. I love this idea! I'm a mom to 3 under age 4 and a teacher as well. I taught 4 years of 1st grade and 2 years of 2nd grade. Next year, I'll begin teaching Title 1, Pre-K.
    I'm a new follower from Weekend Hoppers! I'd love it if you came by to follow me as well! Thanks so much!
    Twins Plus One, Three Times the Fun

  6. So cute I"m a weekend blog hopper
    I'm following and would love a follow back

  7. This looks like it would be fun for someone my age even! Following from the Weekend Hoppers!

  8. New GFC follower from the hop!
    This idea looks like fun - I'm sure my kids would love to do it. Thanks for sharing!


  9. Cute! Cute! Cute! Can't wait to try this.

  10. Love this! Very cute and practical. I love your blog!

    Your newest follower,
    (come take a look if you like)

  11. This is awesome!!! I love that you are a kindergarten teacher! I also went into elementary education and I know what a busy job that is!! I love your blog- you have tons of great ideas and this one is one of them! I am pinning this to my Pinterest to make later. Thank you for sharing! And thank you so much for linking up to our party! We would love to have you come back again tomorrow for Strut Your Stuff Saturday!
    Camille @

  12. What a fun and clever idea! Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely weekend!


  13. Alicia I saw this on a linky! What fun. I remember having my girls finger paint with pudding when they were little. I love this idea with the kool-aid! So cool.

    If you have time, we would LOVE for you to stop in and link up this post and anything crafty in our Crafty Showcase. It runs from Sat-Thur and then we have a Feature Friday with the top pics!

    Have a great weekend!

    Susie @Bowdabra

  14. What a wonderful idea!!! I love how it is homemade. I need to try this with my kiddos! Thanks so much for sharing at the Summer Fun Party! I am featuring your amazing idea on my blog today! Come check it out!!