Homemade Finger PaintsPosted: June 19, 2011
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.