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We are love with the homemade finger paint that is easy to make and fun for your kids to create their own artwork! Best of all this is safe for babies and toddlers too because it is safe to eat! It is gluten free too! It is simple to make your own edible sugar finger paint with this recipe.
Not only is it hours of fun there are no concerns about even the youngest using this finger paint recipe for that is safe for babies and toddlers while fun to create with and safe to eat! With only three ingredients plus water this is the easiest craft to make!
Simply mix sugar, corn starch and water together in a saucepan. Stirring with a whisk, heat mixture over medium heat. Once it begins to thicken, remove from heat. You can simply add water if the mixture is too thick.
Divide paint mixture equally between four bowls and add four drops of food coloring to each. Best of all you can use all natural food coloring or create bright neon, primary or pastels (use less drops to create lighter shades).
We found that using finger paint paper worked the best for this project. After you are finished you can store the finger paint in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Edible Finger Paint
- 4 tablespoons Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
- 1/3 cup corn starch
- 2 cups water
- food coloring
Mix sugar, corn starch and water together in a saucepan.
Stirring with a whisk, heat mixture over medium heat. Once it begins to thicken, remove from heat. Add water if mixture is too thick.
Divide paint mixture equally between four bowls and add four drops of food coloring to each.
Store paint in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
This is a great craft for summer fun or rainy days! By making your own edible sugar finger paint your kids can create an original paining for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. It is also perfect for a quick play date. The kids will love this activity and it is perfect for any time of the year! Of course the clean up is nice and easy in the summer when you can clean up outside or you can follow up with a nice bubble bath!
Not only is this pain excellent for babies and toddlers it is actually perfect for older children too! In fact we used the finger paint for spelling word practice for the win! Not only were there no complaints about homework there were actually smiles! Now that is a win/win for everyone!
We used wooden craft sticks for spreading the paint or you can use a paint brush. Then we used fingers for more fun and even learning too. We do suggest wearing old clothes and protecting surfaces.
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Dixie Crystals however all opinions are 100% our own. Since 1917, Dixie Crystals® has been the South’s choice for high-quality sugar and sweeteners. Their pure cane sugar products are all natural, non-GMO and provide consistently delicious results.