Home Made Finger Paints

Home Made Finger Paints

Stuck at home with your Brisbane Kid and want some ideas on how to have fun, amuse and entertain. This recipe for home made finger paints will easily be made from a well stock pantry providing hours of messy, safe and creative fun.

3 Tablespoons of Sugar

1/2 teaspooon of salt

1/2 cup of corn starch

2 cups of water

Food Colouring

Mix all the bits (except food colouring) in a saucepan on the stove until combined and warm until thickening occurs (do not cook- simply allow mxiture to warm- this should be enough- if you cook it too long it will thicken.

Allow mixture to cool, add to a container and then combine with food colouring until happy with the outcome.

Then paint, create and enjoy your Brisbane Kids!

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2 responses to “Home Made Finger Paints”

  1. Alison says:

    Hi! Just wondered roughly how much paint this makes? I’m guessing from the ingredient quantities a bit over 2 cups, but wasn’t sure if it expanded much as it thickened?? Thanks!

  2. Michelle Skelson says:

    I found it makes about 400ml. I had it in the saucepan for a while before it thickens, thinking I must have done something wrong and then all of a sudden it got really thick. It also thickens on cooling. It looks a bit like glue but seems to paint well. The lumps don’t dry hard though. Don’t pour it in a bottle. Put it in something that you can scoop it out of.

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