Homemade Finger Paints

A great recipe I found online – with my own tweaks added in:

2 TB sugar

1/3 C cornstarch

2 C cold water

1/4 C clear liquid dish soap

food coloring or food gel

Mix sugar with cornstarch and slowly add water.  Cook over medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until mixture thickens and becomes semi-translucent.  Once cooled, add dish soap (helps keep colors from staining – though still take precautions with clothes, etc.), then portion into desired containers and mix in the colors.  In addition to fingers and paintbrush, collect some non-traditional tools (feathers, sticks, Q-tips, etc.) for your little one to explore with.

One Comment on “Homemade Finger Paints”

  1. barbara says:

    hallelujah to mother and child, and to mother creativity and daughter dive-in. this is heavenly, this abandonment of constraint, of coloring way outside the line. of faith in detergent. of faith in the art-making. our children are our teachers in so many ways….hallelujah. love. auntie baps

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