Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Recipe | Homemade Fingerpaints!

I've recently become involved (addicted) to Pinterest. I held off for as long as I could, and then one morning I woke up and decided to take the plunge. This was the first cool thing (among many) that I HAD to try!

Pinterest has taken me by storm!! I know all of those cool things are floating around the web in the first place, but to have them all in one place is sooo great! So, here is my first attempt at making homemade fingerpaints, and it worked pretty well. :)

What: Homemade Fingerpaints

2 Cups of Water
3 Tablespoons of Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
1/2 Cup of Cornstrach

What You Will Need:
Small Saucepan
6 Baby Food Jars with Lids
Your Choice of Liquid Food Coloring

In a small saucepan, wisk the ingredients together over a low/medium heat , JUST UNTIL the "sauce" begins to thicken. As soon as it does, remove from heat and continue to stir for a few more minutes.
*The thicker the "sauce" becomes, the harder it is to paint with when cooled.

Homemade Fingerpaint

Let the sauce cool off a little bit and then poor into jars. Then add a few drops of food coloring to each jar, stir until the desired color is reached.
*I found that adding the food coloring before the "sauce" has fully cooled, works better.

Homemade Fingerpaint

Continue to let them cool a couple of hours before using.

Happy Finger Painting!!

Homemade Fingerpaint

1 comment:

The Rantings of a Drama Queen's Mum said...

This sounds pretty easy. Maybe I'll make it. I love your header photo.