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DIY Fingerpaint Fun!

Today I have Emma from Harper and Will taking over my blog. I love this project she’s sharing and I know you (and your kids) will, too! 

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Hello! I’m so happy to be guest posting today for Jess while she is snuggling at home with her baby girl and toddler! Congrats, Jess! My name is Emma and I blog at Harper and Will. I’m a mama to Will, who is four, and Harper, who’s two (I use their middle names on my blog). My husband and I have been married for ten years and I work as an intervention specialist at an elementary school. I started blogging in 2013 as a way to document my family’s adventures.

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I’m sharing a fun and easy activity for children. My kiddos love baths and painting, so I thought I would combine both and make some bath finger paint. Though my kids love painting, I can’t stand the mess…I’m a bit of a neat freak. So painting in the bath tub works great for me-you just wash away the mess! A win-win for me and my kiddos:)

IMG_8312We typically buy bath finger paint from the dollar aisle at Target but when I came across this recipe from Jenny Collier’s blog, I knew the kids would have a blast with it! I love that I can cheaply mix up a batch of bath finger paints in a variety of colors.

All you do is mix together 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, 6 pumps of baby shampoo, 2 teaspoons of water, and food coloring. I put the finger paint in a muffin tin and added different colors in the tins. I stirred each color with the end of the paint brush and voila, many minutes of fun finger bath painting! I think Will and Harper would have stayed in the tub for over an hour if I let them! They thought it was especially exciting since I let them paint in our big tub!

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Will and Harper keep asking when they can paint in the tub again! I definitely will make this bath paint again, especially this winter when we’re cooped up in the house. Enjoy!

Do you have any easy and cheap projects to keep the littles entertained? 
Share them below! 
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