It has been so miserable out. Hopefully, HOPEFULLY we will see the sun tomorrow. Instead it has been muggy and rainy and just, well, yuck.
My sister-in-law came over to repaint our guest room today – it used to be Little Magoo’s room, that she had painted a bright Tiffany-type blue/aqua that I wanted for the nursery. Now it will be a bright yellow. I thought it was a pale yellow when we picked out the paint, but boy was I wrong. It will look good though and for such a tiny room, the color will open it up nicely.
Auntie showed Little Magoo how to use the paint brush on the wall, before the painting actually began – he was fascinated. I knew it was time to break out a recipe that I had seen on a friend’s blog last year, for toddler safe paint. I know they make non-toxic stuff out there that you can just buy at the store, but I still don’t feel safe with my child eating it, which I know he will.
The recipe is very simple:
First, scoop out 1 cup of flour.
Then, add one cup of water.
Stir it all up until it is smooth – and voila! You have your paint base.
Next, break out your food coloring. I had neon, but decided to stick with just with a basic color pallet.
I divided up the base into cups and then added my color – stirring and adding until I got the desired color I wanted.
Gorgeous! Bring on the artist!
Hmmm…not what I expected, he just dumped it out and refused to let me show him how to finger paint.
“Like this, buddy…”, he dug in his heals – yup, he’s certainly my son. Notice the paint on my arm, he got my shirt too. I think I heard him distinctly say, “Mother, I cannot work under these conditions, without proper artist supplies.”
Mr. Magoo went to go get a top secret weapon. Little Magoo was intrigued.
Ahhhh, just what he wanted. Now, begin your master piece!
Shhhhhh. Artist at work.
He then had to go on for about an hour about how this “dot” represented this and that “line” represented that – blah blah blah. Sheesh. Artists.
I think we might be able to get at least half a million for it though.