Little Miss Toddler loves anything messy. She loves anything artsy. What I do not love is anything that is toxic or that I have no clue what it may contain. Yes, she is two and yes, she puts things in her mouth. So I try to make sure her stuff is very safe. Lot’s of people add dish soap into the recipe. I just do not think that is wise and as long as you do not go over the top adding food coloring clean up should be a breeze. Just use the soap after to clean up if you like.
Here is what you will need to make your finger paints
4 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup corn starch
2 cups of cold water
In a nonstick sauce pan add sugar and corn starch whisk together. Add cold water and stir. Turn the heat to medium and stir constantly until mixture thickens. Divide into containers add colors and stir then in well and be sure to cool them well.
As you can see we have an easel . It is older and we were unconcerned about damage so we allowed her to paint directly on the white board. They do make finger paint paper and I am told you can use wax paper. I have even used white construction paper. As for the easel the finger paint just wiped right off and left no makes. However that was our experience it may not be yours.
She had so much fun. It was really nice because it was simple, cheap, safe and I had everything to make it on hand.
We work on mixing colors to make new ones, making shapes and pictures. It was a wonderful messy time, after all those are the best times.