Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Fingerpaint Recipe

I just found this fingerpaint recipe, and thought I would share:

1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 Tablespoon sugar
1 cup cold water
Food coloring

What to Do:
Put the cornstarch, salt, sugar, and water into a pot.

Cook over low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
The mixture will start thin, but eventually thicken.

When it does, take the pot off of the stove and let the mixture cool off.
Once it's cool, divide it into small containers

(small jars or leftover yogurt containers work well)

and add a few drops of food coloring to each.

Doesn't this sounds easy to do? and very affordable too :)


  1. I wonder if ants would be attracted to this paint. We live in Costa Rica and tiny little black ants love to invade our homes!

  2. Welcome to my blog, for some reason I can't see your blog :( but I really wouldn't be able to answer your question, I know in South America, those ants small sweets from really far away, I am from Ecuador by the way, that's how I know this lol
    thanks for visiting my blog

  3. Thank you so much for linking this to 'Buddy's Friday'. In these times many families are looking for a better way to save their money and still keep their standard of living for their family. Hope to maybe see another great idea on ' Buddy's' next week?


  4. Thank you so much for sharing the "finger paint recipe". My son and i were so enjoyed. We also made a birthday greeting card thru finger painting :)


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