Homemade Fingerpainting

10 Aug
How have we not fingerpainted before now?


The other day I realized Eli had never finger painted before!  Imagine a 20 month old who has never painted with his fingers.  That had to be remedied right away so I hopped into the kitchen and made some.  So simple and so fun!  

Homemade Fingerpaint is so easy!

Homemade Finger Paint Recipe:
  1. Dissolve 1/2 c. cornstarch into 1/4 c. cold water. Set aside. 
  2. In a saucepan boil 1.5 cups of water. 
  3. Remove from heat and add cornstarch/water mix stirring constantly. 
  4. Place saucepan back on the heat and boil 1 minute until the mixture is thick.  Divide mixture in half. 
  5. Add 1/8 t. to each mixture. 
  6. Allow paint to cool until it is just slightly warm and enjoy with your little one. 🙂

    The finished product. A definite success!


This was such a fun sensory project. Eli also made some great pictures to mail to the grandparents.


This activity is perfectly suited for a nice summer day.


2 Responses to “Homemade Fingerpainting”

  1. Caitlin Mayes August 10, 2011 at 3:30 am #

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

    • emersonfamily August 11, 2011 at 12:53 am #

      If you try it let me know how it turns out!

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