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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Forest Rose is a God Loving, Blessed Wife, & Relaxed, Eclectic Homeschooling Mama to 3 girls – 8, 11, & 12 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She’s passionate about lifting moms out of the homeschooling trenches that are discouraged, overwhelmed or feeling alone or isolated. Her hope is to point them to Christ and equip them to rise up with a new found hope and joy within, that He alone can provide. Besides blogging, she also loves hanging out at her exclusive Facebook Group “Homeschooling 101 Community” that she started to help new homeschoolers thrive.