Homemade Finger Paints for Children

Recipe by Jubes
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READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 1
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
  • 1
    liter water
  • 1
    cup bath soap, flakes (eg Lux flakes)
  • 5
    drops of edible food coloring (add colouring to achieve the desired colours)
  • 5
    drops eucalyptus oil (optional) or 5 drops lavendar oil (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place the cornflour in a saucepan and mix to a smooth paste with a little of the water.
  • Add all of the remaining water, the soap flakes and the dettol or eucalyptus oil.
  • Heat and stir until the paint mixture thickens. Do not boil.
  • Pour into separate containers and add a different food colouring to each container. Cover with lids.
  • The paint will store in the refrigerator for a few days to a week.
  • NOTE: If you are worried about children eating the paint, do not add any dettol or eucalyptus oil. The paint will then only keep for a few days.
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