Monday, October 10, 2011

{5 Minute} Finger Paints

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We whipped up some easy homemade finger paints today!

2 cups Water
1/2 cup Corn Starch
Food Coloring

Combine the water and cornstarch in a pan, and whisk it until the corn starch is smooth

Turn the heat up to high, and bring the water/cornstarch mixture to a boil.  Whisk continuously.

The mixture will thicken up FAST!

Once thickened, remove the pan from the heat and divide the mixture between bowls.  Start adding some food coloring!

Mix it up....

Enlist a little help if you like :)

And done!

Linking up here!


  1. Hi, Sarah

    How great, I am going to make this with my little one. Thank you for sharing.


  2. Thanks for this! I'm always on the lookout for non-toxic paint like this. Can't wait to make some!

  3. I'm going to pin this on pintrest. My little girl will love making finger paint.

  4. This is great! I've never seen a recipe for finger paints. Would you link this up at Creative Me Monday? It's open all week and I'd love to have you.


  5. Awesome! cannot wait to make these - might put a in a kids christmas basket!!

  6. so simple yet so effective! thanks for the recipe!

    i would love for you to come link up this or any other amazing project at my creativity party going on right now!

    thanks so much for sharing!

  7. That's fabulous! How quick and cheap and easy! I'd love for you to share this at my kids' crafts challenge:

  8. That's such a clever idea! I will have to share this recipe with my sister. My nieces love finger painting.

  9. This is a great idea. Have you had any problems with the paint staining clothing or fingers though? I thought food coloring could be a bit troublesome but perhaps it isn't enough to cause a problem. I'd love to hear your feedback! Thanks for sharing.

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