12 Finger Paint Recipes

Have fun with these finger paint recipes! They are so simple to make, even the kids can help.

Basic Finger Paint

Ingredients:

1/2 cup cornstarch

3 Tbsp sugar

2 cups cold water

Food coloring

1-2 drops dish soap

Directions:

Mix sugar,cornstarch and water together in a sauce pan. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Let cool then divide into small bowls. Add desired amount of food coloring and a drop of dish soap in each dish to help with cleanup.


Milk Paint

Ingredients:

1 can evaporated milk

Food colouring


Directions:

Divide can of milk into small dishes add food coloring. Store in fridge.



Gelatin Finger Paint

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp unflavored gelatin

1/3 cup cold water

1/2 cup corn starch

4 Tbsp dishwashing liquid soap

Food coloring

2 1/2 cups water


Directions:

Sir gelatin and 1/3 cup water together then set aside. In sauce pan, on low heat, stir conrstarch into 2 1/2 cup of water until cornstarch is disolved. Remove from heat, add gelatin mix and soap, let cool and add food coloring. Stor in container at room temperature.



Jell-o Finger Paint

Ingredients:

1 box jello powder

Boiling water

Ice cubes


Directions:

Use 1/2 the amount of water as directed on the box. stir until you have a thick consistency, add ice cubes to thicken let cool down and paint.

Kool-Aid-Finger Paint

Ingredients:

2 Pkg's unsweetened Kool-Aid

3 cups boiling water

2 cups flour

1/2 cup salt

3 Tbsp oil



Directions:

Mix Kool-Aid, flour, salt in glass bowl, add oil. Slowly add boiling water stiring while you pour. Read to use when cool.

Pudding Finger Paint

Ingredients:

1 pkg vanilla pudding (instant)

Food coloring


Directions:

Make pudding according to pakage, then divide up into small dishes add food coloring.



Water Color Finger Paint

Ingredients:

3 Tbsp baking soda

3 Tbsp corn starch

3 Tbsp vinegar

1 1/2 cup light corn syrup

Food coloring


Directions:

Mix baking soda, corn starch vinegar and corn syrup in bowl. Separate into smaller bowls add food coloring to each dish as desired.



Powdered Milk Paint

Ingredients:

1/2 cup powdered milk

1/2 cup water

Food coloring


Directions:

Mix water and powdered milk together, separate into small bowls, add food coloring to each. Store in fridge



Easy Finger Paint

Ingredients:

1 cup flour

1 cup water

1 tsp salt

Food colouring


Directions:

Mix flour, water and salt. Mix together into a past add food coloring.



Scratch & Sniff Paint

1 pkg flavored gelatin

Water


Directions:

Mix flavored gelatin with half the suggest amount of water on the package. Paint onto stickers or art work and let dry.

Option: Can use Kool-Aid instead of gelatin just add enough water to creat the paint texture you desire.

Puffy Paint

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp flour

1 Tbsp salt

4 tsp water

Food colouring


Directions:

Mix flour, salt and water in a bowl. Seperate into smaller bowls add food coloring to each bowl. Works best on carboard, create art then put into microwave for 20-30 seconds or until paint is completely dry.



Face Paint

Ingredients:

1 tsp corn starch per container

1/2 tsp cold cream per container

1/2 tsp water per container

Food colouring in each container


Directions:

Washes off easily with soap and water



Tip for Finger Paint Recipes

  • Can use tempra paint for coloring instead of food coloring.
  • Add glitter to any recipe for a sparkely look.
  • Store finger paint recipes with milk ingredents in the fridge.