Life as a mom of three has taught me so much about myself. It has been a journey unlike any other and one that I would never regret taking. We have had our rough moments, but overall, I sit back and tell myself how truly blessed I am. My children love one another unconditionally, think of each other (most of the times) and love to play together. We have our moments they get irritated with one another but for the most part, they want to do everything together.
This summer one of our goals this summer was to stay creative, keep the kids engaged and have kid craft fun! Creativity and messes in our house are common occurrences. If you stop by my house randomly, you will know what I am talking about. I would love to have a perfectly clean house but I choose to have messes and happiness instead, there are only so many hours to my day.
With that said, our recent mess was one that all the kids had a blast with. Watercolor painting is something we all love to do. In our new house we even decided to decorate the girls room in watercolor. It doesn’t matter what age you are, you can have fun with watercolors!
With watercolor painting, you can create such amazing things with just a few simple ingredients. Did you know that watercolors are actually easy to make yourself? They are! It is simple to just buy them from the shelf, but if you are like us, you can go through a set of paints in two or three sittings. So the solution is simple, we make our own!
Homemade 2-Ingredient Watercolor Paints
You will need baking soda & food coloring…well and water but we wont count that!
Using either an ice cube tray or painters tray, fill each cup 3//4 of the way full of baking soda.
Add your food coloring drops in the combination of the colors you wish to create. This is great because you can teach the kids how to mix colors by adding a drop or two of different colors.
Slowly add water and gently stir with a brush to just dissolve the baking soda. You may need to add a small amount of baking soda to reach your desired consistency.
You can now paint! Or if you prefer to make watercolor discs that can be stored dry, either air dry them for about 48 hours and then just paint with water or place in the freezer for a few hours to harden. If you dry in the freezer, they will need to be stored that way. If you air dry them, they can be stored at normal room temperature.
At this point all you need is a little water and you can let your painters create their masterpieces!
Because Kids Outgrow Diapers, Not Messes*
One thing that always go hand-in-hand with watercolor painting in our house is messes. I don’t sweat it though because watercolors are actually quite easy to clean up (but we make sure to paint on a non-carpet floor for staying on top of spills.) Did you know that Huggies® Wipes are perfect for easy and simple clean-up solutions, not just babys? There are days when I need clean-up to be quick and I arm each child with one Huggies® Wipe and everyone helps to clean up the mess!
The thickness is perfect for their little hands and with the TripleClean™ technology we get the mess clean in minutes without leaving harmful chemicals behind. They are even perfect for those moments when I find dried paint spots on the floor or table after the fact.
Recently when I registered for baby #4 I was sure to include a few packs of Huggies® Wipes at Walmart. The Huggies Natural Care wipes are perfect to have on hand, Because Kids Outgrow Diapers, Not Messes*.
Don’t let a little mess get in the way of a lot of fun! HUGGIES® Wipes helps ALL explorers stay in the adventure. Be sure to check out the cute video about letting our explorers do just that, explore and create while we can keep them clean.