Creating a fun afternoon finger paint recipe for kids requires only 4 ingredients. It is important to have a quick recipe that is non-toxic, making it safe for your little ones during there time to create!
It is currently the Winter season and our family has been itching to get outside and play in the sun. The weather has been so incredibly dreary. With having a new born baby, we have hardly made it outside to play.
After brainstorming for some time, I decided that this can be a season to explore creativity in the home. Instead of wait around for the joy of warm weather, we have been enjoying the fun of creating right her inside our home.
What better thing is there than playing in the dirt and mud as a kid? Not much, but messy finger painting is a close second! This finger paint recipe is a simple one. As I started researching and experimenting with different recipes I knew I wanted something that was quick to make and safe for my toddlers to use. As you can tell from the picture above, one of my kids loves to eat! You can bet he was going to want to taste these yummy looking finger paints.
My toddlers helped me make this finger paint recipe and it was ready to use in about 8 minutes. Finger painting is such a fun way for little ones to get to be creative. Look no further than this recipe if you’re looking for something to entertain the kids on a cold and snowy day.
Why make your own finger paints?
Have you ever wondered how many toxic ingredients our children come into contact with daily? I have, and I know there are a lot of things. All of these toxic ingredients affect their health and wellbeing. To ensure I’m doing what I can to protect my children, I have made it a priority to check ingredient lists and research. Let me tell you, store bought finger paints are no exception.
As I was researching finger paints, I realized just how simple it is to make your own. Making your own DIY products, like body butter or cleaning products, can sound like a lot of work but really it just takes the desire and a few minutes of your time. Once you begin DIY stuff around the house, you’ll see just how simple it can be. It’s a learned skill just like cooking or riding a bike.
Making your own finger paint is also very budget friendly. You can use cheap All Purpose Flour and sugar for this recipe to keep your cost low for supplies.
I’m sharing this with you today so that you can add a safe and simple option for your family. My middle child puts EVERYTHING in his mouth, including this paint. I can relax knowing I made it with edible ingredients and you can too!
What you need for this finger paint recipe
- All Purpose Flour
- Food Coloring
- Small bowls or containers to hold the paints
- Small Pot
How to make Simple and Non-Toxic Finger Paints for Kids
To begin making this homemade finger paint, combine all ingredients besides the food coloring, in a small pot.
Stir continuously on low to medium heat until the mixture starts to thicken.
Remove from heat, and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
Distribute mixture evenly into small bowls. Add 3-5 drops of desired food coloring to each bowl. Stir in colors well.
Enjoy watching your kids create!
Leave a comment with your favorite DIY recipe for kids, I’d love to expand my arsenal for homemade recipes!
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Simple, Non-Toxic Finger Paint Recipe for Kids
- Small pot
- Small bowls
- 1 Cup Water
- ½ Cup Flour
- 1 tsp. Sugar
- ½ tsp. Arrowroot starch
- Food Coloring
- Add all ingredients to a small pot. Stir to combine.
- Heat on low while stirring continuously with a whisk, to prevent sticking.
- After a couple of minutes, the paint base will start to thicken. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
- Distribute paint base evenly between small bowls and add desired amount of food coloring to each bowl. Stir to combine.
- Enjoy watching the kids create a masterpiece with the finger paints!