Easy Homemade DIY Kid Friendly Finger Paints

Easy DIY Homemade Finger Paints for kids to have fun with. Perfect craft recipe for summer fun, boredom buster, winter craft, or anytime at all! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

This is the coolest finger paint. It’s all made from just a few items that you probably already have! Items that won’t harm your children. I even used tear free soap in the off chance my kids rubbed it into their eyes. It’s easy to make, and the kids can participate in some of the cooking process. Yes, you cook during this project. It’s like a science experiment, and art all in one! Here’s the recipe for Easy Homemade DIY Kid Friendly Finger Paints:

Easy DIY Homemade Finger Paints for kids to have fun with. Perfect craft recipe for summer fun, boredom buster, winter craft, or anytime at all! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

You’ll Need:

  • 1 package of Knox Unflavored Gelatin
  • 1 cup of ice cold water – divided
  • 1/2 cup of cornstarch
  • 2 cups hot water 
  • 1/2 cup of “no tears” kid’s shampoo!
  • assorted colors of food coloring – I used the gel kind

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Now, onto the fun part:

Easy DIY Homemade Finger Paints for kids to have fun with. Perfect craft recipe for summer fun, boredom buster, winter craft, or anytime at all! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

  • In a small bowl, add  1/4 cup of cold water and stir in the Knox Gelatin – stir quickly at first. It hardens fast. Then leave it to harden
  • In a medium sized saucepan, dissolve the cornstarch in the rest of the cold water – mix well
  • Add the rest of the water
  • Place that onto the stove over medium heat. Stir Constantly. After about a minute of stirring, it will turn into a clear gel 
  • Remove it from the heat, and add the hardened Knox Gelatin. Stir this in. 
  • Add the 1/2 cup of shampoo and stir this in.
  • Allow the gel mixture to cool. This is your base for finger paints. You’re almost done!
  • Now, divide the gel mixture up into as many containers as you want
  • Squeeze just a drop of food colorant into the mixture (kids love to participate in this part). Stir in. The color will be vibrant

Easy DIY Homemade Finger Paints for kids to have fun with. Perfect craft recipe for summer fun, boredom buster, winter craft, or anytime at all! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

  • That’s it! Grab some coloring books or some paper to make some art

Below are pictures from my original post in 2013. Boy, do the years fly by fast. Enjoy them. 

  • Kid Friendly Finger Paint Recipe
  • Kid Friendly Finger Paint Recipe

They had a blast coloring in their coloring books with finger paint

Easy DIY Homemade Finger Paints for kids to have fun with. Perfect craft recipe for summer fun, boredom buster, winter craft, or anytime at all! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

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~Melissa – Kidfriendlythingstodo.com

DIY homemade kid friendly finger paints! I love this fun activity! The kids were entertained for hours! So fun!


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