Thursday, September 1, 2011

Finger Paints

Last week my son and I were painting with watercolors when I realized we were nearing the end of our palette. He LOVES Art! Which is so much fun for this momma! Anyway, I thought if I can make homemade playdough surely I can do paint. I began a search. I did find a few recipes and they all seemed pretty similar so I just picked one.

This recipe comes from

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

Directions:In a medium pan, mix all the ingredients together to make the finger paint. Cook over low heat 10 to 15 minutes. Keep stirring the finger paint mixture until it is smooth and thick. After the finger paint has thickened take the pan off the stove and let the mixture cool.After cooling, divide the finger paint into storage containers depending on how many colors you would like. Add a few drops of food coloring to each container. Stir the coloring in to the paint to determine the shade of color. You're ready to finger paint! Cover tightly when storing.

Here is how mine come out. The only problem I came across was the consistency was not the same with each color so I need to readjust how I prepared them. I am sure it is all USER ERROR! HA!

I did add water & salt. I just forgot to set it next to the other ingredients.

The purple was the best as far as consistency and when using on paper.

I am definitely going to try several recipes to find the one that works for us. Making our own is so worth it since my son paints ALL the time!

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