Finger Paint Recipes
Cooked Finger Paint
1 cup flour
2 tsp salt
3 cups cold water
2 cups boiling water food coloring -- as desired
Mix the flour and salt in an electric skillet, add the cold water and stir until smooth. Add the hot water and stir until boiling. Boil until clear, then add desired food coloring. Mix until smooth.
Uncooked Finger Paint
1 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 cup water food coloring -- as desired
Mix flour and salt, add water. Mixture will be grainy.
Cornstarch Finger Paint
3 Tbsp. sugar
½ C. cornstarch
2 C. cold water
Soap flakes or liquid dishwashing detergent
Mix sugar and cornstarch in medium saucepan. Turn heat on low, add cold water, and stir until mixture is thick. Remove from heat. Divide mixture into four or five portions, spooning into muffin tin sections or small cups. Add a few drops of food coloring and a pinch of soap flakes or a drop of liquid dishwashing detergent to each portion. Stir and let cool before use. Store covered.
After my little guy's artwork dried with this one, the colors had turned from bright to very dull pastel. He didn't care a bit, I think he liked mixing it up best.
Soap Flake Finger Paints
1 cup Ivory Soap Flakes
enough water to give a consistency to that of whipped cream
Mix the water and soap flakes; beat with a rotary beater until creamy. Add food coloring for different colors.
you use, be sure to include the kids when making it, and
especially when mixing up the colors...
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