Homemade Finger Paint
We have had a couple large paint canvases sitting in the basement for a couple years, and the boys found them the other day and decided they wanted to paint their Dad a Father’s Day gift. We didn’t have any paint, so I quickly whipped up some Homemade Finger Paint and sat back and watched their creative juices flow.
To make your own Finger Paint you will need four simple ingredients: flour, water, salt and food colouring.
- 1 cup flour
- 2 cups water
- 1 tbsp salt
- extra water (I used 1 cup)
- Food colouring
- In a pot over medium heat, mix flour and water with a whisk and cook until thickened and the mixture pulls away from the sides of the pot.
- Remove from heat and add salt.
- Slowly add in extra water (COLD) until you get the desired texture you are looking for.
- Divide into bowl, add food colouring and mix.
The recipe is easy to cut in half or double, and the kids had a blast creating their paintings for their Dad. They used a combination of their fingers and paint brushes, although the paint worked better using their fingers/hands.
The best thing is that this paint is safe, non-toxic, and won’t spoil. Keep leftover paint in an air tight container, and store in the fridge.
Happy Father’s Day!
Andrea resides in Calgary, Alberta, and is the proud mom to five boys between the ages of 7-22. Running mainly on coffee and sarcasm, in her spare time she enjoys listening to Canadian Rock, watching Calgary Flames hockey, reading YA Dystopian novels, and binge watching 90s television on Netflix.
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