Toddler Tuesday: Homemade Finger Paint

It was a long, rainy Saturday in Richmond, VA this past weekend, and my toddler was over Thomas the Train, Peter Pan, and Mickey’s Clubhouse.  I knew I had to act fast or suffer the consequences.  One quick “toddler activities” search on Pinterest later, and we were in business.  While my husband distracted her with Cheerios, I went to work in the kitchen prepping cornstarch finger paint.

1/2 cup corn starch
2 cups water
food coloring


Mix water and corn starch in a saucepan.  Try your best to get rid of the clumps.


Bring to a boil and stir until it reaches a gel-like consistency.


Portion off into smaller bowls for cooling and store remainder for another time.


Add food coloring and voila!


Set up for your toddler.


Let him/her go to town.  Note: This recipe is great because it is super thick and will not spill as my daugher was awesome enough to demonstrate for you below.


Hope that he/she is okay with this new texture or you’re going to have to move on to plan b.fp2fp10

Plan b…

Get dressed and go to the Children’s Museum of Richmond.


2 thoughts on “Toddler Tuesday: Homemade Finger Paint

  1. Hi Whitney! Your daughter is adorable and your post brought me back to a time when I made that same recipe for my daughters … and they had the same reaction! Thanks for mentioning the Children’s Museum. We’re glad you came to play!

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