Homemade finger paints

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups cold water
  • food coloring

1) In a medium pan, mix all the ingredients together. Cook over low heat 10 to 15 minutes. It’s very important that you keep stirring the finger paint mixture until it the moment that it turns from thin – to thick.


2) After the finger paint has thickened take the pan off the stove immediately, and let the mixture cool. Split the mixture into different bowls to cool. However many colors you want to create.


3) In each bowl, use several drops of food coloring to create the primary colors. Be aware that if you want true red you will need to use extra drops of red in that bowl. Otherwise the red and white mixture will create a very vibrant pink.

*** they will keep for about 3 days in an air tight container before they start to harden.


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