Fingerpaint is real quick and easy to make. Here are a few tried, tested and perfected fun paint recipes that we’ve collected over the years. Finger-painting is a great activity if you do not mind to get your hands a little dirty.
These paints are great to capture little hand and foot prints
or to create everyday works of art and crafts without the fuss of
washing paintbrushes. Simply rinse paint from hands under running water
with soap. Some of these recipes are so yum-delicious you won’t mind sticking your fingers in your mouth!
What’s great about homemade fingerpaint? It is 100% safe, all natural ingredients. You do not have to worry when it ends up in the mouth!
Basic Heated Fingerpaint
Mix 1 cup of flour and 2 tablespoons of salt
Add the cold water and stir until there are no lumps
Add the hot water and bring to a boil while stirring
Remove from heat once thickened
Continue to whisk until all lumps are gone
Add food colouring and stir well
Pour into desired containers
Allow time to cool down or refrigerate
Shake before use and refrigerate after use
Kool-Aid Finger Paint - No Cook
Mix the Kool-Aid, flour and salt into a glass bowl. Add oil.
Slowly add the boiling water, stirring while you pour.
Mix well and PAINT!
Cornflour Finger Paint
Stir gelatine into 1/4 cup of cold water and set aside.
Mix cornflour into the rest of the cold water (3/4 cup) and stir until a smooth paste. Slowly pour the boiling water over the paste mixture and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly.
Once the mixture becomes bubbly from boiling and clear, remove from heat.
Stir in the gelatine mixture.
Cool and divide into portions. Add colors to each portion.
Jello Fingerpaint Recipe
Slowly add boiling water to the Jello powder (constantly stirring) until you have a thick consistency. Add ice to thicken and cool down the Jello quickly. Use when cool, not set.
This is an edible paint recipe.
This paint will have a water color texture.
Instant Finger Paint
Make the vanilla pudding according to package directions.
Divide into portions and mix in different food coloring for each portion. Paint away!
This finger paint is edible. If you use the food coloring sparingly it is a washable paint.
NOT SO YUM FINGERPAINT! (Contains dishwashing liquid)
In a large sauce pan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, and water.
Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat (under adult supervision), stirring constantly until the mixture thickens into a smooth gel. Stir in the dishwashing soap.
Pour into individual containers.
Place food coloring in each container and mix while it is still warm.
Let cool, then store in glass jars with lids until ready to use.
Simple Homemade Fingerpaint Recipe
Mix all items until there are no lumps and paint is smooth.
Keep sealed in an airtight container and refrigerate.
You can divide the batch up into smaller portions and use a different color of food coloring for each.
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