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How To Make
Homemade Finger Paint

Submitted by Rebelmom Kelly Rothenburg, home based Executive Assistant

Yea, sure… you could buy it already made. But, what fun would that be?

Kelly Rothenburg

Kool-Aid Finger Paint

  •  2 cups flour
  • 2 packs un sweented kool-aid
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 3T. oil

Mix wet into dry.

The kids love the color change. Then finger paint away.

Jello Finger Paint

  • any kind of flavored jello
  • enough boiling water to make it
  • a goo consistency for finger paint.

Use you normal finger painting material or glossy paper. Kids love the smell and the feel of it.


Solution A:

  • 1 1/2 C. Warm Water
  • 2 c. Elmers Glue
  • Food Coloring

Solution B:

  • 4 tsp. Borax
  • 1 1/3 C. Warm water

Mix solution A in one bowl, mix solution B in another bowl. Dissolve both well. Then just pour solution A into solution B, DO NOT MIX OR STIR! Just lift out flubber.

This makes a cool (but safe!) chemical reaction that the kids will love. I used a glass bowl for solution B so the kids could see the flubber form in the bowl. It just becomes a big “cloud” of rubbery stuff. Store in baggies. If you half the recipe, you only need to half the solution A and it will work the same.

Indoor Sandcastle

  • 2 cups clean, fine sand
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup water

Bring the beach inside — even in the winter! The cornstarch in this recipe holds the sand together. Mix all three ingredients over a low heat (200). Remove when the mixture firms.

Hint — A solid base is the key to making awesome sand sculptures. If you are very ambitious, use a large plastic garbage can with the end cut out. Pack the sand down firm and use a lot of water. Let set for a few minutes and lift up. Now you can use various utensils to carve out your creation.