Disclosure- This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Clean2TheCore#CollectiveBias . This DIY Fingerpaint Recipe is kid safe and perfect for painting with spaghetti, yes you heard correctly… spaghetti, check it out. Such a fun way for your toddler to paint.
DIY Fingerpaint Recipe
Plus Spaghetti Painting!
My grandson is almost 2, wow time really does fly by. He is the light of my life. Being a grammy is beyond anything I could ever imagine. I’m lucky to have them living close by. I help her out by watching Connor 2-3 days a week while she is at work. Of course, while the momma is away, Connor and grammy will play. Good thing we have all® POWERCORE™ Pacs OXI . You will see why in a minute…
When my girls were little I was extremely particular about my house (and them) being clean. Arts and craft projects always stressed me out, instead of having fun I was worrying about the mess. The girls never knew it, but I did! I vowed not to take that approach with Connor. After all, don’t cry over spilled milk right?
Getting dirty and loving it
Connor and I love the getting dirty part. His mommy is not a fan. To keep myself out of trouble I have extra clothes here and change him before she comes. The problem is that my extra clothes end up over her house and she often forgets to bring them back. A new, young, busy working mom, it is expected!
So instead, I enlisted the help of all® POWERCORE™ Pacs OXI. About an hour before she gets out of work I throw his clothes into the wash, give them a quick dry and voila. My daughter never knows just how messy he was shortly before.
all® POWERCORE™ Pacs OXI can be found in your store’s laundry care aisle, or on an end cap display like they were at our Walmart.
About all® POWERCORE™ Pacs OXI
all® POWERCORE™ Pacs OXI are the first powder-liquid combination pac that creates a powerful stubborn stain removing detergent. Washing Connor’s clothes so often causes them to look worn and faded, all® POWERCORE™ Pacs OXI leaves them looking whiter and bright. They are available at stores such as Walmart and come in a convenient 50 count container. Please remember- refer to the manufacturer instructions for proper usage and be sure to keep out of reach from children.
On to the fun- Our DIY Fingerpaint Recipe & Spaghetti Painting
I mastered a microwave version to skip the stove top, it is so much quicker. NOTE* this batch came out a bit clumpy, totally my fault. I did not mix it well between intervals, I accidentally popped it in the microwave for 3 minutes and forgot all about it.
Here is how to make these easy, kid safe fingerpaints:
- 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 2 cups cold water
- Microwave safe dish
- Food coloring
- Storage containers with covers
- Mix the sugar and cornstarch together in your microwave safe dish.
- Slowly pour the cold water, stirring constantly. Mix until combined.
- Microwave on high for 1 minute, this will slightly warm the water, continue stirring until sugar is fully dissolved.
- Microwave again for 1 minute, stir, repeat 1 minute intervals and stirring until mixture begins to thicken.
- Once mixture has started to thicken remove from microwave and separate into containers.
- Add food coloring to reach desired color, mix. Cover and let cool.
- Paints will thicken upon standing.
Painting with spaghetti
Boil noodles just until they are pliable, about 3-5 minutes.
Note* Do not cook noodles the same as you would to eat, they may break apart while painting.
Pour into strainer, rinse with cold water and set aside.
Prepare painting area- set out paper. Tip* tape edges down to hold in place
Add dabs of paint on the paper.
Allow children to pick up spaghetti and splatter, twirl, slap and drag the noodles across the paint.
When you are finished simply toss your child’s dirty clothes in the washing mean with an all® POWERCORE™ Pac !
Before- wow what a mess!
After- about to go in the dryer, not a spot on it!
Food coloring stains are not easy to get out, but the all POWERCORE Pacs Oxi removed each and every one. Not only were the stains gone, but this shirt is actually whiter than it was before. The detergent has a fantastic, fresh clean smell that stayed until this shirt hit the wash again.
Don’t be afraid to let your kids get dirty and have fun! all® POWERCORE™ Pacs OXI will get their clothes #Clean2TheCore. Available for purchase on Walmart.com.
Connor all clean after his super fun time spaghetti painting with DIY Fingerpaint
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For another great project to do with the kiddos, try our Paper Plate Turtle Craft!