Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Home Made Finger Paints

Pinterest sure has got me hooked. I tuck little project ideas away for a lazy day and end up with this:

I originally got the recipe here. Notice you need to heat the ingredients on the stove top for about 10-15 minutes, constantly stirring the mixture. This recipe makes enough to fill 4 of those handy reusable Gerber baby food containers we all have laying in the cupboards.

After the solution coagulates, it looks like Vaseline. Weird, right?

After the concoction is ready to paint with (it's colored and cooled), it feels quite weird. It's smooth but leaves a texture and residue on your hands when it dries a bit. As long as you're not allergic to corn (and if you are, you can substitute corn scratch for cream of tarter and arrow root) it's safe and fun and cleans easily. Believe me, I know. I only put 3 drops of color in each container because I was afraid the coloring would stain if it was too concentrated, but it turns out that leaves the color quite pale. This definitively does the trick, but I'm open to trying a new recipe too.
Any suggestions?

1 comment:

  1. I found this post on Pinterest, when searching for a fingerpaint recipe. Nice to find something someone has actually tried. Thanks!