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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Art at Home: Homemade Finger Paints



Our next 4 H meeting is in a few days.  The topic is Kitchen Science and one of the projects I found that I thought would be fun and easy was to make homemade finger paints.  We had some time on Friday so we decided to make some to test it out and see if it worked since we had never made it before.

Lily and Emelia were very willing kitchen helpers.

The recipe we used was:

1/2 cup cornstarch
3 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups warm water

We added all the ingredients to a sauce pan.  Then I cooked it over medium heat stirring until thickened which took about 10 minutes.

It looked like this when it was finished.



We allowed the mixture to cool, and then spooned it into small plastic containers.  It made 11 containers.  Then the girls added a few drops of food coloring to each cup and stirred.



We did blue, red, yellow, and green.


This morning, the girls painted with their homemade paints.  They were a little thicker than I expected, but had a very nice texture to them.



I think these will work out well for our 4 H meeting, and we will definitely be making them again at home too when these run out.
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