Homemade finger paint can provide hours of fun for kids. You only need three ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen and it’s safe to eat!
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 in a few sizes and forms.
This is a great option for many families. Another great option is homemade 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.
After trying a few different recipes I found this one which is very simple and uses just a few ingredients you likely already have on hand. It’s also great that the ingredients are safe to eat so no worrying if your kids stick their hands in their mouth.
With this recipe you can make any amount of finger paint you want for that day’s finger painting session. It’s so quick and easy to whip up you can always make a bit more if your kids run out or want a new color.
Your kids can also help make the homemade finger paint and learn about mixing colors while you make your paints. It can make a really fun lesson.
Pair this homemade finger paint with some scrap paper from your recycling bin and you have a great eco-friendly activity to keep your kids busy.
- 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!
This finger paint can stain some surfaces so be sure to supervise young children.