What child doesn’t like to paint? Better yet, what child doesn’t love to finger paint? It’s not very often that kids don’t like getting messy and using their hands to paint fun and creative pictures for the refrigerator.
As a mom I am constantly wanting to make sure that the products we use are safe, non-toxic, and eco-friendly. There are more and more choices for these types of items on the market, for instance Crayola has washable non-toxic finger paints, it comes with four 5 oz. tubes. This is a great option for many families. Another great option is homemade non-toxic finger paints. This idea can seem a little intimidating at first and there are so many recipes out there that it can be hard to know which ones to use.
This is easiest recipe I have found.
- Food coloring
Just pour some flour into a bowl and then pour enough cold water to make a very thick paste. After that, add hot water until you reach the consistency you want and add the food coloring. Let cool for a few minutes before painting. It took less than five minutes to make and works great. Make only enough for the current project because they do not keep well, but with as quick and easy as it is to make it takes no time before you are finger painting another masterpiece!
*Editors Note: We do not endorse Crayola finger paints as we are unsure of the ingredients. They are likely safer than many options but still use with caution. We recommend always looking for products that disclose all ingredients to be sure of their safety. We also recommend for this recipe using natural food based food coloring like the ones found at the Natural Candy Store*
About the Author
Deanna Layman is a stay at home mom, blogger and passionate about “going green.” After the birth of her son she realized just how much we are exposed to chemicals. She decided to begin her journey of going green. She is passionate about it and love to share all the new adventures she is experiencing. She also started a site for moms, Raisinginspiration.com, a place for moms to go and be encouraged, inspired and to create community.