Thursday, December 16, 2010

Finger Painted, Peppermint, Snowflake, Wrapping Paper

The girls decorated a sheet of peppermint scented, snowflake, wrapping paper for me today.

I mixed up the finger paint using our usual recipe of cornstarch, sugar, and water (you can find instruction, here), but this time, as well as adding blue food coloring, I mixed in several drops of peppermint extract - it really smelled good.

While I was mixing up the finger paint, G was busy masking off snowflake designs, with painters tape, on freezer paper...


...for the younger girls, with her help, to paint over with blue swirls of peppermint paint.


When, it dried, we removed the tape...


...and wrapped up a few more, nicely scented, presents to put under the tree.

It's great to be a homeschooler.

10 comments:

Christy said...

That paper is so pretty! We mixed peppermint extract into our regular paint this week, but I'm going to have to try your finger paint recipe.

Phyllis said...

Beautiful. Simple. Less Messy. Love it!

Chelsea said...

Wow, it turned out beautifully. Great job!

Ticia said...

Those turned out much nicer than our crazy free for all did

Elise said...

What a lovely sensory experience to open a pressie wrapped in this gorgeous paper.

Debbie said...

The paper is so pretty! The receiver of that gift will really enjoy not only the present but the wrapping as well.

Raising a Happy Child said...

Very pretty! We have to try some homemade wrapping paper earlier in the season next year.

Elle Belles Bows said...

Very beautiful! Kerri

Darcey said...

That paper is realy pretty and I'm sure it smells good too. It's the kind of paper that you'd want to keep after opening the present. This was one of my favorite posts for the week and I've linked up to it here: http://play2grow.blogspot.com/2010/12/weekly-favorites-december-19-2010.html

polwig said...

How nice... I am sure that whoever receives a gift in that paper will love the smell and design, and your little elves loved making it.