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Homemade Natural Finger Paints

These easy, homemade finger paints are made with all-natural ingredients and are safe to eat.
Keyword finger paints
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Author Amy K



  • In a small sauce pan, add 1/2 the amount of water and stir in gelatin. Allow to sit for a few minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the other 1/2 of the water with cornstarch until dissolved.
  • Put the saucepan with the gelatin water over medium low heat until it begins to simmer.
  • Stir in cornstarch mixture and salt and bring back to simmer and allow mixture to thicken. Whisk mixture until smooth.
  • Turn off heat and pour liquid into separate containers.
  • Add a few drops of food coloring into each jar until you get desired color. Mix colors. Remember your elementary school days... red+blue = purple, yellow+red = orange, yellow+blue = green, and so on.


To use:
Once the paints have cooled use them as you would finger paints. Place them in the fridge after use and you can use them again within 1-2 days.