Easy Homemade‌ Safe ‌Fingerpaint‌ ‌for Kids

An incredibly easy homemade and safe fingerpaint recipe for your kids activities!

Growing children love engaging in art and craft activities, and quite naturally, they are actually one of the best ways to not just keep them busy and productive, but also help them learn and develop a lot of important skills. 

From cutting and pasting to drawing and coloring- there’s a lot of options out there to keep your kiddo busy and occupied.  You probably already have the supplies for most of these activities ready too! 

But what worries a lot of mommas around the globe is the fact that a lot of these supplies are actually loaded with harmful substances that could be bad for your kiddo’s health. For instance, if you’re thinking of getting your child to try some finger painting, you might be worried about the toxic substances in that store-bought paint, and that’s natural. 

Thankfully, here’s a safe alternative for you right here! Here’s an incredibly easy take on non-toxic and safe fingerpaint that just takes a few minutes for you to whip up. Make these in different colors and use them for your kid’s next fingerpainting project.

Here’s how to make non-tox finger paint. 


Homemade‌ ‌Fingerpaint‌
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons liquid dish soap
  • Gel food coloring

Directions for the Non-Toxic, ‌Safe Fingerpaint‌: 

homemade fingerpaint

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan.

Homemade‌ ‌Fingerpaint‌

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens into a jelly consistency. The paint will thicken slightly as it cools.

homemade fingerpaint

Divide mixture into separate containers. Add gel food coloring as desired and stir to combine.

Store in airtight containers at room temperature for up to 7 days. Paint may need to be stirred prior to use.

Homemade‌ ‌Fingerpaint‌

This homemade and safe fingerpaint can be an excellent harmless alternative to regular paint, and best of all- it makes cleanup afterwards a lot easier too. Go give it a try, and we promise you there’s no coming back! This recipe is a keeper! 

Finger painting may not exactly be the cleanest activity for kids, but it does offer a lot of sensory experiences and promotes tactile learning too. In addition, it has been found to help promote fine motor skills in children by strengthening the muscles of their hands and fingers. 

This simple activity can also improve your kid’s intellectual abilities and can help him learn how to identify different colors, and how to mix different colors to create new ones. 

Plus, it is also incredible soothing and calming- just like regular painting is- great if your child is super active and needs to engage in a calming activity before bedtime. Some experts also believe that finger painting can boost cognitive development in children, since it allows their imagination to run freely and encourages them to create! 

homemade fingerpaint

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