Who doesn’t just love finger-painting? It’s always been a big hit around here. We were beginning to run out of colors (and I wanted more exciting colors than what you get from the store) so I looked up a recipe and made some. It turned out great! Greg wanted to put it to the test for color and consistency. I like the homemade better! The “red” from the store looks orangey in comparison.
Here’s the recipe:
Note: The only change I made was the temp to cook it at. It was taking too long on low so I upped it to medium It worked a lot better but watch the consistency closely. It changes fast.
1/2 cup cornstarch
3 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups cold water
In a medium pan, mix all the ingredients together to make the finger paint. Cook over low heat 10 to 15 minutes. Keep stirring the finger paint mixture until it is smooth and thick. After the finger paint has thickened take the pan off the stove and let the mixture cool.
After cooling, divide the finger paint into storage containers depending on how many colors you would like. Add a few drops of food coloring to each container. Stir the coloring in to the paint to determine the shade of color. You’re ready to finger paint! Cover tightly when storing.