Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Homemade Finger Paint

Yesterday I wrote about our homemade finger paint adventure. Making this finger paint was actually way easier than I expected it to be. I've got to be honest and say that while we were making it, I was thinking about how messy this paint was going to be and how my kitchen was going to be a wreck....I know, I've got issues. Anyway-we cooked our paint long enough for it to be really thick and since the paint was almost like a gel, it was super easy to clean, easier than play dough.

Homemade Finger Paint
3 T Sugar
1/2 Cup Cornstarch
2 Cups Cold Water
Food Coloring

Mix sugar and cornstartch together in a sauce pan. Add cold water and combine with a whisk. Cook on medium heat until the mixture thickens to a thin pudding consistency. The mixture will thicken very quickly so, stop the cooking process a little before it’s the consistency you’d like. Once removed from heat, cool and then separate into bowls and color as you wish!

After our paint was done, we started out like normal folks, painting paper. But then, I brought out the cookie sheets and the fun really began.
Have fun!


  1. that's awesome - and you got such beautiful colors!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF!

    If you have a moment I'd love your vote in Circle of Moms Top 25 Homeschooling blogs ( - Thanks!!

  2. Wow! They look great. I've never thought to make finger paint. Such a good idea :)

  3. We are gonna do this! I have way too many fingers I feel like sometimes when it comes to the kiddos. Come see some awesome meatloaf.

  4. I had no idea that you could make your own finger paint! Love this idea! Thank you for sharing this with us at our Summer BBQ Bash!

  5. This is great! Thanks! I'm a new follower and I’d love for you to share this on Tuesday’s Tidbits at Naptime Delights:


  6. This is so fun! Perfect for our little kiddos! Thanks for linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you again! -The Sisters

  7. This looks awesome! I think I will put this together for myself... errr... my daughter! :-)

    If you are interested, I would LOVE to have you link up at my Teaching Time party--it's open all week!


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