How to Make Your Own Finger Paint

fingerpaintMy kids love art. I mean most kids love the opportunity to be creative, express their imagination, and make a mess. Which is why this recipe to make your own finger paint will not only be a fun activity to do with your kids, but it will also save you money.

This finger paint recipe comes from the Home & Family Show, which airs weekdays at 10 a.m. on the Hallmark Channel.

So, here's how it's done:


Finger Paint Recipe

Finger Paint Ingredients
• 3 tbs sugar
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1/2 cup corn starch
• 2 cups water water
• Various Jell-O packages for finger paint colors (I suggest lemon, strawberry, and berry blue)
• Colored glitters (optional)

How to Make Finger Paints:

Over medium heat, combine sugar, salt, corn starch, and water.

Stir until thickened to about the consistency of Greek yogurt.

Remove from heat and pour into 4 bowls.

Add 1/2 package of Jell-O to each bowl for desired color. If you use the three flavors I suggested, you can make red, yellow, and blue finger paints, and by mixing 1/4 of the berry blue and lemon, you will also get green finger paints.

Add 1 tbs of matching color glitter to each bowl of finger paint, if desired.

Allow finger paint to cool fully before giving to your children to do finger painting.

Now, go have some fun!

Will you try this with your kids?

Written by Scarlet Paolicchi on

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