Sunday, February 8, 2015

Recipe| How To Make Home- Made (almost edible) Finger Paint

When I was still a stay-at-home mummy, I had all the time in the world to think of activities for my babies. Since we were on an income that was just enough to get us by, I would usually resort to DIY (Do-It-Yourself). With my daily browsing on tumblr, I came across a recipe (couldn't remember who the poster was though) which I will share with you.


Now, I am sure that you would love that your kids feel your love by activities that you have prepared especially for them, right? OK, so let's cut the chase and get to it!


So why did I categorize it under Recipes? Because it is totally edible! Beats the non-toxic finger paint you would buy at a bookstore. But don't get me wrong, it's not like you are aiming to feed it to your babies and toddlers, and don't even consider to FEED it, but it will definitely give you that peace of mind if it gets on their skin, hair or in their mouth.

What you will need:

3 Tbs. Sugar
1/2 Tsp. Salt
1/2 Cup cup of Corn Starch
2 Cups of Water

What you need to do:

1. In a small saucepan, combine all the ingredients. 
2. Warm until mixture thickens.
3. Cool and pour in containers (as you can see in the photo above, I used Gerber jars). 
4. Add food coloring to create your favorite colors. Make them bright! 

You might be wondering how these finger paints worked out with the kids? Let me just show some throwback photos then. 

Here's the Princess and her Papa creating art...




Here's the little Boss, creating a mess... 


Your kids will surely love it to! Try it out and let me know below how it goes ok? 


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30 comments:

  1. I tried a no-cook recipe before. Since tamad ako, I bought washable tempera paints na for him to use. For this recipe, how's the shelf life?

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    1. Hey Kat! You can store it in the fridge for up to a month. Ako ngayon ang medyo tamad hehe. Pero definitely rewarding kapag nagawa mo na and hindi ka mag panic kapag sinubo nya ang kamay na may paint. :)

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  2. This is definitely better for babies compared to chemical-based paint.

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    1. Exactly! Especially if you know where the ingredients are coming from and you know how it was prepared. :)

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  3. what a great idea! this is perfect for my son as he puts everything in his mouth! I need to make edible play doh next! Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. I also want to do the play-doh version! Please share your recipe when you can. :)

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  4. I would love to have this kind of activity with my little lady. Thanks for the ideas Mamanee...

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  5. this is pure genius! thank you!!! :)

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  6. This is so perfect for my kids who love to eat(or taste) everything they touch! Thanks for this, this is so much better than those you see in the markets cause you know what's in it :D

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  7. Love this. My kids love to put everything in their mouth lalo paint kaya tinigilan ko muna. Will definitely try this. Thanks for sharing momma! :)

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    1. Go ahead Momma and please let me know how it goes. :)

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  8. your baby's so cute with the fingerpaint all over his face, heehee. i use a different recipe for fingerpaint - mix 1 cup flour, 1 cup water and a drop of food color. ;)

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    1. Ahh nice, I hope it's cooked since raw flour causes digestive problems in the long run.

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  9. This is a great idea! I'll try this sometime as I don't have any more store bought paints at home. :)

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    1. Yehey! And these are better than store bought finger paints. :)

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  10. Been wanting to do this since Mila is now into painting and coloring. I'm just too lazy. Haha.

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    1. I know how you feel LOL, my last try was as you see in the photos - ages ago! Hehe

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  11. Ooh, I'm aiming to do more arts and crafts activities with my son. This would be perfect! :)

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  12. Definitely better! I tried before a no-cook recipe; it actually just needs flour, water, and food coloring. I should try making that again!

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    1. Just be careful mommy that baby doesn't get your mixture into his mouth since it's the flour is raw. It may cause digestive problems in the long run.

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  13. Love the idea- thanks for sharing.-MacySantos

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  14. This is a good idea. I hope I can try making this one.

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  15. This looks like a perfect art activity for babies and toddler. Just in time for my second baby.. bookmarking.

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    1. Hello Peachy! Congrats with the second baby coming! :)

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