Fingerpaint Pad – Strathmore
Smooth, coated paper for hands-on learning!
Finger paint is easy to make and fun to do! We recommend using natural food coloring for children who may put their fingers in their mouth. Our non-toxic Stone liquid watercolors will work great for older children.
*We used Rye flour in our example which turns a bit darker than white flour.
Catalog # SM27118
Homemade Finger Paint Recipe
The basic ratio is 1 flour: 2 water, scale up or down according to how much paint you’d like to make.
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 cup water
- pinch of salt (optional)
- extra water
- natural food coloring or our non-toxic Stone liquid watercolor paint
- Pour flour and water into a pot.
- Stir the ingredients over medium heat until it comes together like smooth, thick paste. The mixture will be lumpy along the way, but it all comes together.
- When it starts to pull away from the pot, remove from the heat.
- Add a pinch of salt. This helps keep the paint from spoiling if you don’t use it right away.
- To reach the desired consistency, slowly add cold water to the mixture. About 1/4 cup water.
- Divide the paint into bowls.
- Squeeze food coloring or Stone liquid watercolors into the flour mixture until you reach the desired color.
- Store in a covered container in the fridge if you’re not planning to use this right away. It will keep indefinitely.