How to Make Homemade Finger Paint
What kid doesn’t love getting messy with finger paints?!? I made these the other day and my daughters had a blast!
It’s a little bit thicker and “chunkier” than the store bought kind, but it’s not toxic, super easy to make, and easy to clean up.
You can also make it any color you like by mixing food coloring. Besides the standard colors, we also made a turquoise shade by mixing two drops of green to four drops of blue and made purple by mixing three drops of red to one drop of blue.
- 3 tbs sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup corn starch
- 2 cups cold water
- Combine ingredients in small sauce pan over low-medium heat until mixture thickens.
- Cool and pour into jars or containers and add desired food coloring.
Here’s what the paint should look like as it starts to thicken.
It’s best to use thicker paper if you have it and also put down newspaper or something underneath the workspace, which I forgot to do the first time. I found it does wipe up rather easy, though. 🙂
I knew I saved all those baby food jars for a reason. 🙂
Store in airtight jars or containers
Hope you guys have as much fun as we did!