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How to Make Homemade Fingerpaints

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I have something fun for you to add to your kids’ summer bucket list: homemade finger paints. I’m sure you already have the necessary ingredients. Easy, quick to make and economical fun—what’s not to love?

Homemade Fingerpaint Recipe

The good time starts in the kitchen. My kids love helping me make the gooey paste. They “help” measure and pour. I take stove duty and then divide the paste into containers. The guys enjoy adding and stirring the colors.

How to Make Homemade Fingerpaints

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This is a super project any time of year but I really like doing it in the summer when it’s simple to set the kids up on an outside table. When they’re finished with their masterpieces, I hose the table and chairs off while the kids clean themselves with Wet Ones® hand wipes.

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Easy Fingerpaint Recipe

When it comes to the boys’ projects—including messy but oh-so-awesome finger paints—it’s a no-brainer to have a canister of Wet Ones® hand wipes nearby for easy hand clean ups. They’re tough on dirt but gentle on skin—and they kill 99.99% of germs.

Homemade Fingerpaints


What You Need

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 ½ cups water
  • Food Coloring


  1. Pour water into large pot and turn heat on medium.
  2. Slowly add in flour a ½ cup at a time and whisk until smooth.  As you add more flour and as the temperature rises, the mixture will thicken.  Whisk vigorously to avoid getting lumps.
  3. Remove from heat and cool.
  4. Divide into separate containers (muffin tin, snack cups, etc.).
  5. Add food coloring, until you get your desired color.

DIY Fingerpaint Recipe

How to Make Homemade Fingerpaints

Homemade Fingerpaints

DIY Fingerpaints Recipe

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Layne Henderson

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men, she's in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara.