I got a recipe for how to make your own finger paint from my friend, Annie. She tried making it a few months back for her daughter. I wrote down the recipe and decided that we would wait for a rainy day to try it out.
Saturday was a chilly, rainy day and I was really excited to try out the finger painting. The consistency was more like play dough than finger paint though. The second I sat Ryan on the ground he grabbed the "paint" and immediately stuck a handful right into his mouth. More of the paint ended up on him than on the paper. Our first-ever art project turned out to be a failure.
The finger paint recipe:
1 c flour
1 c hot water
1 1/2 c cold water
2 tbsp salt
Mix salt, flour & cold water in pan and stir. Press out any clumps. Add hot water & stir. Bring to boil on medium-high heat. Turn off heat when the mixture thickens. Remove from heat and beat until smooth. Add food coloring if desired.