Kids Activity: Edible Homemade Finger Paint


Finger paint is a great activity to do with toddlers! Here are our instructions to make your own edible, homemade version with ingredients you already have at home.

ingredients to make finger paint include flour, salt, food coloring and sugar


  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Food coloring
  • Plastic cups


scooping sugar in to a grey pan

Add 2 T of sugar into a sauce pan.


adding flour to the sugar in the pan

Add 1/3 cup of flour to the saucepan as well

whisking a white gooey mixture together in the pot

Mix with 2 cups of water and whisk until smooth. Turn on the heat and stir continually until the mixture thickens

the white slimey mixture is dispensed in to four cups

Pour into your plastic cups equally. You’ll one cup for every color of paint you’d like to make.

red food coloring is dropped in to the white slime mixture

Mix in a couple drops of food coloring and stir until completely dissolved. Let cool completely before allowing your little toddler to stick their fingers in and get dirty!

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