Homemade non-toxic finger-paint for kids @ Family @ Reward Me

Homemade non-toxic fingerpaint for kids

Fingerpainting is a great activity for toddlers. Follow this recipe to make your own version with ingredients you already have at home. It’s totally edible (though not that delicious) and completely non-toxic. And the best part is : it’s easy to make and will last!


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  • A bowl or small container for the paint.
  • A cup (to serve as a measuring jug).
  • Cornflour.
  • Food colouring. Choose primary colours (red, yellow, blue) to mix more colours.
  • Hot water.

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Add one teaspoon of food colouring.

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Add two cups of cold water and mix until you obtain a smooth, lumpfree mix.

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Then, add three or four cups of hot water (not boiling) until you have a supple texture, not too liquid. It will not have the same consistency of storebought paint, and will have a gellike feel that will increase as it cools down. Wait for the paint to cool down completely before giving it to children.

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It’s ready! Our baby artists can dip their fingers in the paint. As with any painting experience with kids, prep the space for easy cleaning… Let’s create!

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