Saturday, 29 June 2013
Homemade Finger PaintPosted by Bismah Abdelgawad in: Child Development DIY
Finger painting is a great activity for young children. It has many benefits such as providing intellectual and physical development. They get to use their imagination and develop hand and eye coordination. Another plus is that it gives children and parents quality time together and good fun.
These days it seems there are many non-toxic alternatives to paints that contain toxins. The problem is that some of these non-toxic paints may still contain some additives in there. It is especially difficult to use these paints around young children as it may find its way inside their mouths.
There are quite a number of recipes online however they also include chemically based cleaners (ie, dish liquid). I decided I would omit anything non-editable and try it out anyway.
1/2 cup cornstarch
3 tablespoons sugar
2 cups of water
1. Combine and mix the cornstarch and sugar in a saucepan.
2. With the heat on low slowly add in the 2 cups of water and stir often until a think paste forms. Do not allow paste to become lumpy.
3. Remove from heat.
4. Pour into container(s).
5. Add a few drops of food coloring at a time until you get the color you desire.
6. Allow to cool off and then you are ready to paint.