Pinterest Project: Homemade Finger Paint

by Andrea on September 15, 2011

Today, I’m kicking off a monthly Pinterest Project series. From this point forward, I will try out at least one of the Pinterest projects that catches my fancy.  I get so excited about all of the ideas that I see on Pinterest, and then I do nothing with them.  They just sit there, sadly pinned to my boards.  Enough is enough I say; let’s change that!

For my first project, I decided to try my hand at homemade finger paint.  When I saw this, I thought it was pretty stinking brilliant. With the upcoming birthday of a special little lady in our lives, it was the perfect time to give this recipe a go.

Easie Peasie’s recipe was my original Pinterest inspiration and the recipe that I followed.  My first batch turned out really thick.  Bye-bye batch number one.  For the second batch, I removed the mixture from the heat the moment it started to thicken.  It will look fairly liquid with a few chunks starting to form.  Don’t worry; it will continue to thicken up once you remove it from the heat.  Just keep stirring.

For my containers, I picked up these flip top squeeze bottles at Michaels.  Each one was $0.69.  I wanted a container that a two year old could manage on her own.  And because it’s never too early to get a child excited about organization (woo-wee, my dorkiness is screaming right now), I picked up this pencil case in the back to school supply section for $0.99.  In selecting the organizing case, I wanted to make sure that a two-year old could NOT manage it on her own.  Call me crazy, but I figure mommy and daddy should decide when it’s time to finger paint.  Finally, the actually ingredients were ‘free’ since I had them all in my pantry.  Not too shabby.

In addition to being homemade, the finger paint is also edible.  While it doesn’t taste very good (yes, I took one for the team and gave it a taste), at least you know all of the ingredients.  If you decide to make this as a gift for a little one in your life, toss in the recipe card so that mom and dad can refill the containers.  Here are some printables I created to make your life a little easier:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope your budding artists enjoy this little project!

 

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