Monday, October 4, 2010

DIY: Baby Safe Finger Paints!

We made awesome finger paints today, perfect for Henry's love of mashing gooey messes between his fingers and exploring everything with his mouth. He could seriously eat handfuls of this stuff and I'm positive it would not harm him. Also, it's surprisingly easy to clean up. Win!

* Baby Safe Finger Paint *

1/4 cup cornstarch
2 cups water
food coloring

Mix the cornstarch and water in a small saucepan and slowly bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Once mixture is thickened and clear, remove from stove and let cool. Pour into separate containers and add desired amount of food coloring (warning: too much will stain hands and not enough will not stick to the paper...)

* This batch turned out a little chunkier than usual, which actually ended up being a good thing because Henry could pick it up easier. Next time I think I'll add a bit more water though...

Have fun!


Iris Flavia said...

Thanx, Allie, will pass this one on to Bro!

jill said...

what a gggggreat idea! i need to let corbin get his artistic juices flowin! we finally have good water for him to take baths in at our house so maybe we'll try this out on the next kinda sorta nice day!
ps. hen is the cutest. i just love his facial expressions.

Brittany said...


Unknown said...

this is so on my to do list with Eva! I can't wait! Thank you so much. I was looking for a way to have Eva do some art.

Jack & Lucy said...

OMG! I'm SO excited to try this with Jackson! He loves ushing gooey stuff beyween his fingers, so I know he going to love this! Thanks for the recipe!

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