Homemade Finger Paint Recipe

How to Make Your Own Finger Paint

Toddler girl finger painting
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Next time your little one wants to finger paint and your paint jars are empty, follow these directions to make your own finger paint. You may never waste money on buying finger paint again.

Materials Needed:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/2 cups cold water
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • Food Coloring

While even the youngest kids will have fun painting with this mixture, adults should be the ones who make it since you need to work on a hot stove top.

Don't let kids use this paint until it cools completely.

Mix the 2 cups of flour with the 2 teaspoons of salt. Add the 2 1/2 cups of cold water; stir until smooth. Gradually add this mixture to the 2 cups of boiling water. Boil until the mixture becomes smooth and thick. Add the food coloring, a little at a time, until you get the desired color.