Being stuck indoors on a rainy day can be a fun time with a little creativity! On just such a day we turned to our kitchen cupboards and (with the help of this recipe) found all the ingridients needed to make Homemade Finger Paints! What You Need:
1/2 cup cornstarch
3 Tbsp. sugar (we were out of regular sugar, so we successfully used brown sugar!)
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups cold water
In a medium pan, mix all the ingredients together. Cook over low to medium-low heat 10 to 15 minutes (we found it took longer, though, so be patient). Keep stirring the finger paint mixture until it is smooth and thick. A whisk works great for keeping the mixture smooth. After the finger paint has thickened take the pan off the stove and let the mixture cool.
After cooling, divide the finger paint into containers depending on how many colors of paint you are planning to make. Add a few drops of food coloring to each container.
And now you are ready to roll up your sleeves and get messy!
We are Rebecca, Maggie, & Jill - busy women just like you who run after our active kids, try to clean the house once in a while, and manage to throw dinner together (even if it's just a bag of frozen chicken nuggets). But when we get the chance, we enjoy a good project. Something that entertains the kids, saves us a little money, is good for the earth, and even makes us feel pretty. And we want to share these ideas with you!