Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Finger Paint

So I live in a VERY SMALL town, by very small I mean one grocery store & over three hours to the nearest Walmart.  You can feel bad for me now ;o)  I love doing fun activities with my kids but living here I often have to get a little more creative or try to find really simple things.

Yesterday, when the kids were bored I decided I would try to make finger paint.  I didn't have a lot of time so I found a simple recipe online here .  I liked it because it only took flour, salt, water and food coloring, Can't get too much easier right?!?

The kids loved it and it didn't turn out too bad.  I was worried when making it as it started to form like play dough but it stayed wet enough when I actually felt it.  It was a little lumpy but got the job done!  This is something I will definitely do again. 

Materials Needed:

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 1/2 cups cold water
2 cups boiling water
Food Coloring


Mix the 2 cups of flour with the 2 teaspoons of salt. Add the 2 1/2 cups of cold water; stir until smooth. Gradually add this mixture to the 2 cups of boiling water. Boil until the mixture becomes smooth and thick. Add the food coloring until you get the desired color.


  1. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! I'm now following back. I love this fingerpaint idea! I'll have to try it out next time I'm with my niece and nephew!

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  2. Following you back! 3 hours to Walmart???? I don't even know what I'd do. I'm assuming you don't have a local sushi joint then? I don't know if I could do that. :)

    Hope you come back and visit us again soon.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

  3. Thank you for following us through Welcome Wednesday, we are now following you too. :)

    Have a great week!!!

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  4. Awesome project! I may try that with my nephew :)

    Following you back :)

  5. Thanks for following me. I'm a new follower and feel your pain on the small town. I live in a small town, too, although we have a WalMart. We are growing fast because Costco's coming to town! Yay!

  6. Thanks for the recipe!

    Following you back!


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