Homemade Finger Paint

December 27, 2011

Mix 1 cup of flour and 2 tablespoons of salt in a saucepan, add 1 and 1/2 cups of cold water, stir until there are no lumps. Add 1 and 1/2 cups of hot water and bring to a boil. Once it thickens remove from the heat. It will be lumpy, continue to whisk until lumps are gone.


When it is ready, dump half of mixture into a bowl and add food colouring to colour, stir. Use a funnel to pour into squeeze bottles. I used honey and mustard bottles. Then you're ready to paint!

This costs about 50 cents for two bottles. The kids loved it!

By Tracy C. from Brockville, Ontario

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This is a simple tip to use for toddlers and it will keep them busy for awhile. My granddaughter is around two and her mom makes this paint for her. In a muffin tin or ice cube tray, put some shaving cream, then add a few drops of food coloring, mix and there you have it, paint!

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August 4, 2004

A recipe for homemade finger paint. This is a washable finger paint. I have had luck cleaning it out of just about everything. That doesn't mean it won't stain some objects or clothing, though.

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To keep a preschooler amused and creative, you'll need a gallon press-lock bag and a couple different colors of finger paint. Put a tablespoon of each color in the bag - the more color, the more fun.

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October 12, 2010

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, powdered drink mix, and salt. Put it aside. Measure the water in a medium size pot and bring it to a boil. Add the oil to the boiling water.

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October 8, 2013

If you've got a toddler like mine who likes to put everything in his mouth, just mix some food coloring in vanilla pudding, and let your toddler play!

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December 8, 2004

Easy and non-toxic finger paint recipe.

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February 23, 2007

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine flour and salt. Add cold water and using a whisk or hand mixer, beat mixture until smooth. Add hot water and bring mixture to a boil, stirring until glossy.

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June 30, 2017

Shaving cream mixed with Kool-Aid is one way to make fun finger paints for your little ones. This is a page about how to make finger paints with shaving cream.

A can of shaving cream.

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