Abstract Baby


Alright Ladies & Gents be prepared to get messy with this one:
Flour Paint!!!
So much fun and best of all Non-toxic which is great for Babies who like to taste test their world.

First the recipe
…really easy
Mix flour with water and add food colouring

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How much you ask? Well that’s the beauty, you can make it as thick or thin as bright or pale as you want.
I opted for a smooth consistency and just used a plate for Zoë to dip her hands into.

Next the setup
I used a contained environment for the test drive aka I strapped her into her high chair, pulled on the water-resistant bib and put a drop sheet down.

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Then I used a board canvas because it would be sturdy and wouldn’t turn to slop like paper.
I picked a size that would fit in her tray (being a painter I rarely lack canvas to choose from but if you’re not like me just go down to your local dollar store and pick one up there) anyhoo then I duct taped it down to the tray to prevent kitten from pitching it across the room.
Then I offered the pallet to my blossoming little artist.

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Eventually I just let her play with it.

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As you can tell by her mouth heh she had to become one with the canvas.

Also the flash makes her blink.

If it had of been the “non-toxic” finger/poster paints you buy in the store I might have been a bit leery.

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If you’re wanting even healthier dyes you can always use food puree juices to mix with the flour water mixture like raspberries, beets, carrot etc but I was going for quick this time. Plus the unappealing flavor of bland flour might help teach her that not everything is mouth worthy.
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As you can tell she’s still teething.

 

So once she was done painting and I washed her off I took her one of a kind work of art and popped it in the oven on a cookie sheet at 180°- 200°c until it dried out. Spray on a few layers of clear a protective coat and it’s ready to display.

I wonder what the Artist was thinking when she created this heh 🙂

Now if only this would pay her tuition lol

I suspect we’ll be doing this project again someday, because both baby & mommy had fun.

If you decide to give this one a whirl let me know how it goes.
Cheers,
Amanda

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