Finger Paint Recipes
Finger paints are a fun and inexpensive activity for kids,
preschoolers and toddlers. These are the best finger paint recipes
and are all easy to make and great for art parties, play dates and
anytime your child wants to have fun!
These are our favorite homemade recipes that are safe and non toxic.
Included are variations that are no cook, non staining and edible.
How Long Does Homemade Fingerpaint Last?
If kept in an air tight container homemade fingerpaint will
last up to 1 month.
Adding a few drops of liquid dishwashing detergent to the
finger paint will give it a smoother consistency and will give paintings
a shine when dry.
Homemade Fingerpaint Recipes for Kids
Microwave Finger Paints
3 Cups Cold Water
1/2 Cup Cornstarch
In large bowl mix cornstarch and 1 Cup of the water.
Then stir in
Microwave mixture on high for 8 minutes until it
is thick. Stir every 2 minutes.
Divide mixture into 5 or 6
bowls and add food coloring.
Cool completely before using this easy fingerpaint recipe.
Sugar and Cornstarch Recipe
4 TBLS sugar
1/2 Cup cornstarch
2 Cups cold water
Stir together 4 TBLS sugar with 1/2 Cup of cornstarch.
Add in two Cups cold water.
Place on medium heat and stir until thickened.
Don't overcook - it
will thicken more as it cools down.
Separate the fingerpaint mixture into 4 containers. Mix in food coloring to
Flour and Water Finger Paint
1 Cup Flour
2 Cups Water
Pinch of salt
*use Gluten Free flour for a gluten free recipe
Stir water and flour together over medium heat.
Heat and stir until mixture is a thick smooth
You'll know it's ready when the edges start to pull away from the sides
of the pot.
Remove from heat.
Add a pinch of salt to the mixture.
To reach the consistency that is right for you slowly add cold water to
the pot and mix.
Divide mixture into containers and add food coloring.
This easy finger paint recipe uses flour and water in 1:2 scale (1 Cup
Flour to 2 Cups Flour) so you can make more or less depending on how
many children you are making it for and how many colors you would like
No Cook Easy Fingerpaints
1 Cup Flour
1 Cup Water
Mix water and flour together. Separate into containers.
Color each container with a different color of food coloring.
Paint! Non toxic and safe no cook recipe.
Easy Finger Paint Recipe
Mix the tempra and starch together in a bowl until well blended.
Add water a little at a time if needed.
Make up different
colors in different bowls as needed.
When using these finger paint recipes for birthday parties make up the
finger paints before the party. Try to do the fingerpainting near
the beginning of the party so that the art work will have a little time
to dry before guests have to take their pictures home. To help the
drying process have an adult use a blow dryer to help dry them out.
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