Thursday, October 29, 2009

Homemade Face Paint for stART (Goldilocks Has Chicken Pox)

For stART, a story + art project, that we'll link to A Mommy's Adventures blog this week, we read the book, Goldie Locks Has Chicken Pox by Erin Dealey. Our book choice was due to the fact, that the one year old we watch during the week, currently has chicken pox.


Our art project was an extremely simple one. I made up a batch of homemade face paint, and let the children paint themselves some chicken pox over breakfast. Happily, our chicken pox will wash away in the bath - unlike the real thing, which our poor itchy little visitor will have to endure for a while longer.





Homemade Face Paint

  • 1 part cold cream

  • 2 parts corn starch

  • add water to desired texture

  • add food coloring to desired color

It's great to be a homeschooler.

11 comments:

Michelle said...

So cute!! Thank goodness those are just pretend. Thank you for linking up :0)

Lil' Ms. P said...

Thanks for sharing your face painting recipe. I will have to try it out.

Jenny said...

Cute idea!

The Activity Mom said...

That is SO fun! =)

Raising a Happy Child said...

I enjoyed seeing the pictures, and will try to see if our library has the book - my daughter loves variations of Goldilock story.

April said...

What a great way to cheer up a little one dealing with chicken pox! A story and a art project :)

whisperingwhispers said...

What a great idea. I have never heard of this book. I just love their pretend chicken pox!

Izzie, Mac & Me said...

Too funny! So glad it's pretend.

Brimful Curiosities said...

Did the face paint itch as well? :) Fun activity.

Ticia said...

I LOVE Goldilocks has Chicken Pox. It's such a fun book, and you had a fun idea to go with it.

The girl who painted trees said...

What a cute idea. I own that book but haven't pulled it out for my daughter yet.

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