Looking for something fun to liven up your afternoon?  Try this easy recipe for homemade finger paint!  

homemade fingerpaint

Who knew it was so easy to make your own paint?!  Head to your pantry and grab these ingredients:

You will need:

  • 3 T. sugar
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups cold water
  • food coloring

First mix the sugar & cornstarch together in a saucepan before adding the water.  Cook over med-low heat, stirring constantly, until well blended.  It will turn from a watery mixture into this:



Divide the mixture into 4 or 5 parts, then add a different color to each using food coloring.  Be sure to add a pinch of dish detergent to each to facilitate cleanup!

homemade finger paint recipe pinterest

Art time with little ones can get a little messy, but it sure is worth it when you see the joy it brings them!  Just remember this rule about art with children:  always value process over product!


“I made a flower bush & a butterfly!”