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Cornstarch Finger Paint

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Painting, Concoctions

Activity Overview

Create your own finger paint for your next art project using items right in your own kitchen. This great concoction recipe for Cornstarch Finger Paint will definitely have you saying yes more when the kids come asking to do crafts and painting.

Making your own paint at home makes the process of making the supplies just as much fun as making the artwork itself. The kids can help from start to finish which will leave them with great pride and self sufficiency. It is also great to know what is in the product that your children's hand will be in and what better way to do this than to make it yourself,

Materials Needed

  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups of water
  • Muffin tin or small containers
  • Saucepan
  • Food coloring
  • Liquid dish washing detergent

How to Make It

  1. Mix sugar and cornstarch together in a saucepan.
  2. Over low heat, add cold water, and stir the mixture until it thickens.
  3. Remove your saucepan from direct heat.
  4. Divide the cornstarch mixture into four or five portions.
  5. Pour the mixture into muffin tin sections or small containers.
  6. Add a few drops of food coloring and squeeze a drop of liquid dish washing detergent to each portion.
  7. Stir the mixture well and let cool before use.
  8. Store in a sealed container.

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