Monday, March 29, 2010
We have been enjoying two books about marshmallow chicks, and I have been waiting anxiously for the right opportunity to revisit the salt paint technique we used for our Texas cactus painting. Marshmallow chicks have the perfect texture to recreate with this technique. The finished product really feels like a marshmallow chick. I love this paint.
The books we read are:
Max Counts His Chickens by Rosemary Wells - R LOVES Max and Ruby and this book is really cute. The Easter Bunny has hidden ten pink marshmallow chicks and Ruby finds all of them while Max just makes a mess. When it looks like there are no chicks for Max, Grandma makes a phone call and the Easter Bunny comes to the rescue. R likes to help Max count the right way when he gets the numbers mixed up at the end!
Owen's Marshmallow Chick by Kevin Henkes - We have owned this book for years, and it is definitely for younger children, but R still loves it. Even though she has progressed to longer picture books, she still enjoys listening to toddler books!
For the craft, I drew chicks similar to those in the Rosemary Wells book.
I then mixed up some salt paint.
Here is the recipe: 1/4 cup liquid laundry starch
1/4 cup water
2 TBSP paint
1 cup salt
Mix it well and paint!
This recipe makes a lot of paint and R continued painting with it long after she was done painting the marshmallow chicks.
R had a blast making pink marshmallow chicks! Then she enjoyed one or two of the real thing!