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Written (er... painting) in food-Finger Paint


Recipe Name: Finger Paint

Image and recipe found in book: Alpha Bakery Gold Medal Children's Cookbook

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Recently, I decided to get brave and seek out finger paints to use with my three year old (I said I was brave!) but, of course, when we went to the store, they didn't have any. I'm sure I could journey around town, invading craft stores and eventually find some that are more expensive then I want to pay but I haven't managed to find the time to do that yet, so, when I saw this recipe and decided to share it with you, I was struck with inspiration! Looks like we have an art project ahead of us!


One more slight delay before I share the recipe with y'll! Can we just take a moment to appreciate how this fun, children's cookbook filled with recipes from A-Z (no...really, there's something for each letter from A to Z) has more then just yummy treats, but recipes to inspire our kiddos to get creative and express themselves outside of the kitchen, too?


Okay. Enough rambling. Enough teasing. Here's what you really came here for!


Finger Paint


1/3 cup of cornstarch

3 tablespoons of sugar

2 cups of cold water

Food color


  1. Mix cornstarch, sugar and water in 1 quart saucepan.

2. Cook and stir over medium heat about 5 minutes or until thickened; remove from heat.

3. Divide the mixture into separate cups or containers. Tint mixture in each container with a different food color. Stir several times until cool. Store in an airtight container. (The paint works best if you use the same day you make it).


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