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    Finger Paints

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    8 mins

    3 mins

    5 mins

    Charlotte J's Note:

    Just as good as the store brands.

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    1. 1
      Mix sugar and cornstarch together in a saucepan.
    2. 2
      Add water; mix.
    3. 3
      Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly.
    4. 4
      When mixture starts to thicken, remove from heat and continue to stir.
    5. 5
      Cool and pour into containers.
    6. 6
      Add food coloring and a drop of detergent; mix.
    7. 7
      Store in refrigerator between uses.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 24, 2002


      This recipe is great! I didn't have any cornstarch on hand so I used all purpose flour and still turned out brilliantly. I have made paints before but the colouring seemed to stain but it seems that the dish detergent in this recipe prevents that! It kept my toddler happy for ages!

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    • on April 03, 2002


      This was a lot of fun for my daughter. The finger paints turned out great. Just be sure to use a whisk when cooking the cornstarch and stir constantly. My daughter had a great time using food coloring to make lots of different colors for her paints. Thanks!

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    • on August 20, 2005


      Loved it! Used this recipe for our playgroup recently and the kids together with the moms enjoyed themselves thoroughly. Easy to make, easily available ingredients, cheap and effective. Slimy, goeey and colourful!

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    Nutritional Facts for Finger Paints

    Serving Size: 1 (577 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 390.1
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 15.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 96.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Sugars 37.7 g
    Protein 0.1 g

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