How To: Make finger paints

Make finger paints

Make art on a budget! The kids will have a blast making their own finger paints!
You Will Need
* 1/2 c. cornstarch
* 1/2 tsp. salt
* 2 c. cold water
* Food coloring
* 1 medium saucepan
* Mini storage bowls with lids
* 1 tbsp. glycerin

Step 1: Mix ingredients in the saucepan
Mix cornstarch, salt, and water in the saucepan.

Add glycerin to make the paints shiny.

Step 2: Heat mixture on low
Cook on low for 10 to 15 minutes and continue stirring until the mixture becomes smooth and thick.

Step 3: Remove from heat
Remove mixture from heat after it has reached the desired consistency. Set it aside and let it cool.

Step 4: Divide the mixture
Divide the mixture into storage bowls.

Step 5: Add color to each bowl
Add food coloring and stir to create your desired shade. Keep leftover paint by covering with a tight-fitting lid.

Fact: Finger paints were invented by an American educator in 1931.

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