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Home-Made Finger Paint

on February 15, 2013

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During my son’s nap today my daughter decided she wanted to paint.  When we went to get our finger paint, however, we were out!  Since she really wanted to paint I decided to try a recipe for home-made finger paint I had tucked away and boy was it a hit!!  She painted for over an hour and made things for everyone!  Here is what you’ll need

3 Tbs sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup cornstarch

2 cups water

saucepan

spoon

food coloring

bowls for each color

paper

newspaper

In your saucepan combine the first 4 ingredients and warm slowly until it has thickened.  Pour into the bowls and let it completely cool.  When it’s cool add your food coloring to create the colors you want.  Cover your work surface with the newspaper and set your child up with a piece of paper to begin their work of art.   I provided my daughter with sponge stamps, brushes and popsicle sticks to assist her in her exploration! Hope your little one has as much fun as mine did!!

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