Nov 5, 2010

Homemade Fingerpaints for Kids

Now that Fall is here and Winter is on it's way, we've got a lot of rainy/snowy days ahead of us.
Making homemade fingerpaints for my kiddos is a fun way to combat the bordom my kids will inevitably face when it's too cold and wet to play outside.

Here's the recipe.
It's simple + non-toxic + washable!

4 Tbs. sugar
1/2 C. cornstarch
2 C. cold water

Heat all of the above ingredients in a pan on the stove on medium heat.
Stay with it and stir constantly.
{just like you would if you were making jam or melting chocolate}

When the mixture begins to thicken, you can remove the pan from the heat {it will continue to thicken as it cools}.

Separate the paint mixture into four or more separate containers and add food coloring as desired.

After the fingerpaint cools, lay out some paper and let your little artists get to work!
I spread out some drawing paper {$4.99 from Ikea}.
It covers most of the table and is worth every penny!

Finger Painting=Fun+Fun+More Fun!!!


sarah said...

Very cool idea. I love that you know exactly what ingredients were used so safety isnt a question. Im filing this one away for future use.

Makayla said...

Love this

KC and the Sunshine Kids said...

Did you know that you can also go to your local grocer and get the BIG rolls of white butcher paper? Like Albertsons and it is SUPER cheap! **Just in case you don't wanna wait for Ikea to deliver! ;)

Hanna said...

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This is so cute. I love it

Julia said...

HI Robin,

We tried this recipe this morning with Jack {age 3} for school:). He LOVED it and was super excited to help me make it! Thanks for the recipe!!


LenaLoo said...

Ooo! Love it! Bookmarked! And Following you! Coming from Made By You Monday @ Skip to My Lou.

Savvy Moms Save said...

I blogged/bragged about you!

Judi Wilson said...

oh yea...and you can buy freezer paper at Walmart and it is not to bad on cost..I think we will do this over the weekend...

Makayla said...

Does this stain or wash out pretty well? Just curious before I try it.

Crystal said...

We just made this- SO FUn! even my 11 month old got into it! I loved not being so worried if he ate any.

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