Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Homemade Fingerpaint

1 envelope unflavored gelatin
cold water
1/2 cup cornstarch
4 tablespoons dishwashing liquid
food coloring
4 to 6 baby food jars

1. Stir the gelatin into 1/3 cup cold water; set aside.
2. Measure the cornstarch into a saucepan and stir in 2 1/2 cups cold water until dissolved.
3.Bring the mixture to a simmer and stir until thickened.
4.Remove the pan from the heat and blend in the gelatin mixture and the dishwashing liquid.
5. Allow the mixture to cool and spoon it into jars.
6.Stir in a generous amount of food coloring.
7. Store at room temperature in airtight containers.


  1. Thanks for the cool recipe! How long will they last in the containers?

  2. Fantastic! I've been wanting to try and make homemade finger paint but didn't have a recipe! Can't wait to try it!

  3. Sounds like fun for my homeschoolers.

    Thanks and can't wait to see more posts.


  4. Love this recipe. Only wish I still had baby containers saved to use.


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