Beating the winter blahs at the kitchen table

Note: I found this old post hidden among some of my other writings and it never got published. I thought it was a great post to add since this has been one of the longest winters I can remember. Every mommy needs more tools in her tool belt.

Cornstarch is one of those fabulous ingredients in your pantry that turns boring long winter days into amazing days of O’s and ah’s! Cornstarch can be turned into slime that oozes through little fingers, finger paint, moon sand that can be molded into sculpture’s of art, Baking Soda and Cornstarch Craft dough.

We attempted the homemade finger paint today and I am delighted to tell you that Maddie loved it! While I haven’t tried it with the twins yet I am excited to let them explore the sensory world of the oozy, gooey, slimy world of finger paint. The twins, like every other almost two year old put everything and I do mean everything in their mouths. Something, anything has not been explored to them until they have looked at it, smelled it, felt it, and of course tasted it! This finger paint is NOT meant to be edible, however, when the twins do attempt to eat it and I assure you they will try, I don’t feel like I need to hover over them to make sure they don’t put it in their mouths for fear of the nasty toxins that they will ingest.

 The paint doubles wonderfully for either finger painting or painting with paint brush’s. We also tried using stamps with the paint and it worked like a charm! I stored the paints in small glass containers. Clean up was a breeze and washed off of everything, including our hands.


My rebel heart loves Jesus. It has been a journey learning about his love for me, but he continues to fight for me and has won my heart. I am learning to love and respect my husband Mark. After four years of being a mommy I fell in love with the role God had given me and I am now a passionate homeschool, stay at home mom. I love outdoor adventures with my family and our husky Skye. I love creating delicious physically and emotionally satisfying meals. I love walking life’s hard road with those around me. I want to be a friend to the friendless and be a beacon of light and hope to the weary.

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