Finger painting made easy.
So I was browsing the web looking for something to do with a 23-month-old and an 8-year-old and came across making paint out of condensed milk.
I read all of the comments so I could see what other liked and didn’t like about it. While doing this I solved some of the problems people didn’t like about painting with condensed milk.
One reason I love the idea was because it was safe for my toddler. So this is how we painted with condensed milk.
I got me four bowls and put some condensed milk in them and then I added my food coloring. I used sticks to mix them up so I could just toss them when I was done. Now the kids were ready to paint and have some fun.
Because so many said things about ants we took this project outside.
While they were finger painting, I came into the house and grab a bucket of warm water, dish towel, and the hand soap.
When they were finished they were more than happy to use the water and soap outside.
Now, of course, Joshua could not just wash his hands. Once he was cleaned up he decided he would dump the water.
After they were cleaned up we put the pictures in the wagon to dry. I was not taking them in the house with fear of ants.
Later that night Bill went out to get the pictures and when he came in the house with the pictures, I told him he better take them back out. They were full of ants!
He took them back out and put them in the wagon. The next morning I had completely forgotten about them and let Tiny out. Well, she kinda liked the painting clean!
So my thought on painting with condensed milk is that it is fun for the little ones, it is not a painting you will want to save, and if you have animals it may be best to trash them once the kids forget about them.
The kids got to enjoy themselves and that was my goal. No worries about ants in the house!