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Recipes for Kids – Finger Paint

Finger PaintFinger painting is a great activity to do with kids. And, with this easy recipe, you can make it whenever the muses call.

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.
2. Cook over low heat 10 to 15 minutes, stirring constantly.
Note: The mixture will turn from thin to thick in an instant.
3. After the finger paint has thickened take the pan off the stove immediately, and let the mixture cool.
4. Split the mixture into different bowls and add several drops of food coloring to each bowl.

Finger paint will keep in airtight container for about 3 days.

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2 Responses to “Recipes for Kids – Finger Paint”

  1. Robin October 30, 2011 at 12:40 pm #

    Ryder made green finger paint! It works really well

    • lauraallen October 31, 2011 at 9:53 am #

      We love this recipe too! I’ve wanted to try it with natural dyes as well.

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