Okay, my kids love handson things, which I’m sure every kid does… But , I’m cheap, and I gladly admitt it, I really don’t like to spend money on things that I can eater make cheaper or buy on clearance with a coupon of course. So that being said, my kids sometimes have to wait some time to get the things they want, because I’m not willing to spend that kind of money. The same with finger paint, my toddler and tween have been bugging me to get them some finger paint. Well have you looked into the price of finger paint lately?? It will easily range $5 and up per container and that doesn’t sound like a lot, to me it’s a lot of money if I have to buy it over and over again… So Idid a little research, you just got to love the internet and found a great recipe to make your own finger paint, fairly cheap, with things you already have in the house….
This is what you need:
1/2 cup cornstarch
3 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups cold water
This is how you make it:
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.