All kid’s love to paint, right? Well, the little ones anyway! Finger painting is usually always a hit at our house! With very little preparation, have fun and save money by making your own paint with this easy Finger Paint Recipe. It is a lot messier than painting with a paintbrush, but it is worth the mess. Kids love to get dirty. At least most kids, my youngest always wants to wipe her hands ever couple minutes. She is a rare child though. My other two dig in and make a mess happily.
When my girls were real little I used to take them outside and strip them because it could get kinda crazy. I set up a table and let them have at it. Paint flying everywhere. They would be covered head to toe from painting themselves and each other. But they had a blast. And it made for some really cute pictures too.
If you have little ones learning to write their letters this could be a fun way to have them practice. Enjoy.
Finger Paint Recipe
- 1/2 c. cornstarch
- 1 1/2 tbsp. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 c. cold water
- Food coloring
Combine all ingredients together except for the food coloring in a medium saucepan. Cook over low heat 10 to 15 minutes, stirring until mixture is smooth and thick.
Cool. Separate into storage containers and add your food coloring.
I hope you enjoy and have a blast. What are some fun ways that you paint?
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