Today I made some finger paint for Wyler. I wanted something that if he tasted it, it would not hurt him. Here is the recipe I used, which turned out great. (pics to come in the next post)
This paint takes about 10 minutes to cook and has a beautiful thick velvety texture which feels great between fingers.
It is easy to apply with fingers and won't splash as much as thinner paints. It's very easy to clean.
Note: Depending on the amount of paint you need - increase or decrease the quantities of this recipe.
What You Need:
- 1 cup corn flour / corn starch
- 3 cups water
- 1 tablespoon salt
- food colouring or tempera paint powder
- small sealable containers
- Add flour and salt to saucepan and slowly add water, mixing with a whisk until all combined.
- Keep stirring over a medium heat, until finger paint is smooth and thick.
- Once finger paint has thickened remove from heat and allow to cool.
- Once cooled, separate the fingerpaint into small containers and colour with small amounts of either food colouring or tempera paint. If using tempera paint powder add a little water to combine.
- If paint is too thick, add small amounts of water and mix thoroughly, until you get the desired consistency.
- Once kids have finished finger painting, store remainder paint in the refrigerator for a few days.