Day 4: Messy Moments Together and Having Fun

Hello there! I’m on my day 4 for this 30 Day Mom Challenge. And  tip-29: “Turn off your phone, computer, or TV when your child is with you.”  With TV, computer and cell phone off for this activity, this is our first time to get messy with MJ using homemade finger paint. And it had really surprised him and got more involved in this with fun.

While browsing on pinterest on homemade finger paint and found this recipe:

Materials Needed:
½ cup corn starch
½ teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons sugar
2 cups water
Food coloring (any color you want)

1. Combine ingredients in small saucepan.
2. Warm until mixture thickens.
3. Cool and pour in containers.
4. Add food coloring to create desired colors.

I used Gerber bottles for the container here. It was easy to prepare, non-toxic finger paint and affordable. Since I ran out of food coloring, I only used one color but next time I’m going to try all the colors available.


Some of our unforgettable moments are family meals, birthdays, and holidays. Getting cluttered is part of these memories. For us, we did enjoy and get filthy. The important is to focus on the moments, not the mess.

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