Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Messiest messy play EVER... Edible fingerpaint disaster!

So I came across a lovely new blog, that explained how to make fingerpaint, using cornflour, water and food colouring.  Great, I thought.  Edible, colourful fun, using simple cupboard ingredients...

Fast forward an hour, and I was on my hands and knees wiping gloop and gunge off the floor, and washing down the boy in the washing up bowl!

I'm not sure what I did wrong, but the recipe just did not work for me!  In a frantic attempt to thicken the paint, I added a whole tub of custard powder AND a packet of icing sugar!  So no paint, but a very sweet and starchy custard... :)

Oh well, I think the boy still enjoyed stirring it, and then sloshing it about all over the kitchen floor (this is where my huge Cath Kidston oiled tablecloth really came into its own!).  Here are a few pictures, you can judge for yourselves whether or not it was worth the considerable effort!


  1. Oh this is too sweet - he doesn't look impressed in that last photo though!!

  2. Oh, I think he was having fun, until you stood him in the washing up bowl :) It's quite tricky to get the consistency right, I've made it and it turned out more like wallpaper paste! However, gloop is really good fun... We've done that a couple of times! #LetKidsBeKids

  3. As long as he had fun, that's the important thing. He had lots of fun sensory play, even if it wasn't meant to be ;)
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids