My kids love art time at my house.  Sure it is easy to go and buy finger paints but my kids love being in the kitchen with me.  They also love putting things in a bowl, mixing it up and seeing the what it makes.  So here is another easy craft that the entire family can make and have fun.

Homemade Finger Paint Recipe:

3 Tbls of sugar

1/2 cup cornstarch

2 cups cold water

food coloring

dish detergent

4 plastic cups

medium saucepan



1. Mix the sugar and cornstarch together in a sauce pan.  Then add the water and continue to mix.

2. The grown-up will need to help here.  Cook over medium heat, stirring all the time.  The mixture should start to boil, then thicken.  About 5 minutes.

3.  Remove from stove and let cool.  Then pour into the plastic cups.

4. Be careful with the food coloring since it can stain, but add a little of it to each cup and then a drop of detergent.

You can store the paint in the plastic cups with a cover for plastic wrap and rubber band or place in a plastic bags.