Updated on April 13th, 2015
This post is sponsored by Clorox—helping you find the joy in making a mess.
One of my favorite aspects of motherhood is watching my toddler explore through his senses. I’m constantly amazed just how quickly he’s able to learn when I try to incorporate sensory activities into our daily playtime. This past week, I decided to venture into the unknown – homemade finger paint. To say the least, this hands-on activity was a roaring success!
Combining learning with fun, I was able to use finger paint to teach about the cold temperatures, smooth textures, and mixing colors. At first, my son was a little timid and shy and he gently touched the silky paint. However, after about 3 minutes of experimentation, he dumped the paint cups and smeared paint everywhere! The smile that appeared on his sweet little face as he created this artistic mess is something I’ll always remember.
Now, I must admit, although I love encouraging creative play, I absolutely DREAD cleanup time. Why is it that the activities we have the most fun doing always create the largest mess? However, knowing that Clorox® Regular-Bleach is here to help with all of my cleanup needs, I’m able to focus on what’s really important in life; creating fun (and messy) lasting memories with my son.
After our finger painting extravaganza, I was amazed just how quickly Clorox® Regular-Bleach cleaned up our mess. Using a spray bottle with the recommended proportions (1/2 cup Clorox Bleach per 1 gallon of water), the paint wiped up flawlessly, leaving my son’s play mat squeaky clean! Not to mention, as a mother, I really appreciate the fact that Clorox® Regular-Bleach kills 99.9% of germs! Who knew that Clorox had so many handy uses besides making your laundry shine?
Celebrate life’s silly messes while breathing a sigh of relief knowing Clorox Regular Bleach is here to take care of all of your laundry and cleaning needs. Be sure to visit Clorox for more laundry and cleaning tips. Looking for a fun way to inspire a little creative play? Your little kiddos will have a blast playing with simple 3 ingredient homemade finger paint.
3 Ingredient Homemade Finger Paint
- Food Coloring
1. Add cornstarch to water until paint consistency is reached (this amount will vary depending on how much finger paint you are making).
2. Divide finger paint into different containers and color with food coloring.
3. If desired apply soap flakes to finger paint for a beautiful silky finish.
4. Drop finger paint onto wax paper, parchment paper, or a play mat and watch your little one explore! Use this activity to talk about texture, colors, etc.