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Homemade Finger Paints

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 10 min
  • Servings 4
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Unleash your little ones' creativity with our finger paints made with cornstarch, dish soap and your favorite food coloring.
By Brooke Lark
Updated Jan 26, 2012
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  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons dish soap
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • Red, yellow, green and blue food color


  • 1
    In medium bowl, stir together cornstarch, cold water and dish soap. Add hot water; beat with electric mixer on medium speed until mixture is creamy.
  • 2
    Divide mixture among 4 small plastic containers. Drop several drops of red food color into 1 container; stir until well mixed. Repeat with remaining food colors and containers. Store covered at room temperature. Use for finger painting on paper or canvas.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Color it cute! Use neon food color for extra-vibrant finger paints.
  • tip 2
    Paintbrushes optional! Though this paint is safe for little fingers, feel free to invite your kiddos to use paintbrushes for added technique.


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