Monday, September 12, 2011

Washable Homemade Finger Paint Recipe

Yes, we brought fans outdoors, can you blame us?  It's over 100 degrees everyday!

I couldn't wait for Elle to get her fingers into this paint!  She loves to color, so I knew that she would do great with paint!  I found a recipe from for a washable finger paint.  It worked great. Although it's washable, I would still recommend wearing clothing that is not your Sunday best! Here's the recipe.

2 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup cornstarch
2 cups cold water
1/4 cup clear liquid dish soap
food coloring or food coloring paste

Mix together sugar and cornstarch in a small pan, then slowly add cold water.

Cook over low heat, stirring until the mixture becomes a smooth; almost clear gel about 5 minutes.

When it's cool, stir in clear dishwashing liquid.
Scoop equal amounts of the mixture into containers and stir in food coloring or, for even more vibrant colors, use food-coloring paste.

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  1. I so need to try this with my boys! Check out my blog post from were given an award!

  2. AMAZING! I've got to make this for my kids, they would love it! Thanks for linking up at my Homemaking Party

  3. I've been wanting to try good finger paints! thanks for sharing.

  4. very cute! Love it! thanks for stopping by my cowboy party! I am following you now too! :)

  5. Hi! I found this on Pinterest and made some today. Did you save the unused paint? If so, how did you store it? In the refrigerator? Or does extra need to be thrown out?

  6. We made this today with baby wash instead of dish soap b/c we had a 1 year old playing- didn't want it in his eyes! Worked great AND the kids smelled good!!


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