Homemade Finger Paint

I will cherish this painting FOREVER!!

Who knew homemade Finger Paint was sooo easy to make?
Oh what FUN we had! 

I found a site that had 3 easy recipes...HERE
I used the Cornstarch recipe.
Water {3C}, Cornstarch{1C} and Food Coloring
In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil.  Dissolve cornstarch in a separate bowl with water.   Remove boiling water from heat and add cornstarch mixture.  Return to heat, stirring constantly.  Boil until the mixture is clear and thick (about 1 minute).  Remove from heat.
As the mixture is cooling, divide into separate bowls and add food coloring.  
Cook, seperate and color.
I used containers with lids for easy storage and future use. Then I later found these at the $1! Perfect for fingerpaint!
We painted on washable mats for easy clean up.
 He painted on a canvas......
 He painted on Freezer Paper......
 He painted himself......
 Until he had the perfect masterpiece! 
 We didn't even make that big of a mess:-)
Ready for Daddy's office.
 I added a photo and hung in the hubby's office!
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35 comments:

Tanya said...

Cute idea to add the photo!

Carol said...

How sweet!!!!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

How cute!!!! I'm a grandma and just want to grab that baby and hug him! You'll cherish that painting forever!

Oil painting for beginners said...

This is such a great site! I like the way you set this up! Great content! Thanks for sharing this!...Daniel

Deborah said...

Beautiful Painting!

Morgan said...

So cute! Thanks for the recipe! I have the one for sidewalk paint that is very similar!

Kenton and Marianne Ogg said...

I so love that kid Michell! One question, did the paint stain his skin because of the food coloring? I've heard that recipes with food coloring will do that. Also, I know I need to call you back. I'm a slacker. I'll remember tomorrow...

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Um friken awesome right back at ya girl. What a cutie pie, and oh what a neat idea. Every Mother with little ones should see this right now. I so wish I would have. I have a lot of my boys art work, but this is classic. I tell ya he sure looks like he enjoyed it, and was very good indeed!

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

How cute is that! He looked like he enjoyed that so much and was so proud of his painting. Thanks for linking up!

Bec@littlelucylu said...

Saw your post on Fingerprints on the Fridge :-)
Your blog is really great!
New follower,
~Bec

Valery (CEO Wanna Be) said...

Stopping by from the Friday Blog hop. So cute! That would be all over my house if I let my kids finger paint. Have a great weekend and stop by any time.
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abeachcottage said...

This is such an enjoyable post, very cute. Thanks for the tutorial.

Brooke said...

What a fun project!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment about the stencil project; I really appreciate it!

Love your blog!

@pril said...

How Adorable! I saw you at A Crafty Soiree by Katie's Nesting Spot.

Today is my blog's first linky party. I would love for you to add this: http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/search/label/Funky%20Fresh%20Fridays.

Christina said...

awwww so cute! Your little boy has the cutest belly!! :) Hope that's not creepy...haha

Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

Amie said...

So cute! I can't wait to make some for my baby girl to paint with.

At The Picket Fence said...

He definitely upstaged his artwork! He is beyond adorable and it brought back such sweet memories of my own chunky (now skinny!) little guy. Thank you for sharing the "recipe" and the creativity with us this week and Inspiration Friday!
Vanessa

Leslie said...

Thanks for the post. My boys are always asking to work on projects and they would love to finger paint!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

precious! They grow up too fast, don't they?
thanks for sharing @ CCC
gail

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Jen said...

I am going to have to do this with my kids - they are always asking me to paint. Thanks for the idea and for linking up to Fantastic Friday. I cannot wait to see what you have for next week!

http://livingatthewhiteheadszoo.blogspot.com/ said...

We are always doing painting projects. I'm going to have to try this one out.

http://livingatthewhiteheadszoo.blogspot.com/ said...

Did this wash off his body easily?

Jamie @ hands on : as we grow said...

That is precious! I love the mess!! (Even if it wasn't too big, haha)

I'd love for you to come play with us at It's Playtime today.

Jamie @ hands on : as we grow

Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree said...

Wonderful! I remember Painting with my daughter at this age!

Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree said...

What a great name for a blog and idea too! Love it!

Jamie @ hands on : as we grow said...

Thank you so much for coming over and linking this up to It's Playtime last week. I'm featuring a bunch of baby/toddler activities to get the littlest ones involved this week and included this post!

Jamie @ hands on : as we grow

Erica {B is for Boy} said...

I'm gonna have to try this...and I love how you added the picture of your little guy making the painting- great idea!

Beth said...

This is the sweetest post! Love your little man and all his artsyness!

greenmandarin said...

Thanks for the recipe! Doing this tomorrow :)

That little boy is so cute!

Irene_J said...

Love this finger paint for my toddler but thought I would add that after a week of no use, it did start to mold. Definitely a great recipe and, in our experience, best if used right after being made! Thanks for the recipe! Red Bank House Cleaning

Brittany Smith said...

I was just wondering if the picture its self molded at all?

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