Homemade finger paint is the kind of magic you probably need in your life. Not only is finger painting a sensory activity but there’s also no telling how long your kids could be entertained with the fun texture and even prettier colors. And, we all know that no matter how many times you tell your little one not to stick their fingers in their mouths during playtime, chances are they’re going to do it anyway.
Of course, now you’re wondering how to make finger paint that’s safe for your child even if they do get curious about the taste. Well, DIY finger painting is as easy as putting together a few pantry staples that you might already have on hand. Gather your ingredients for this easy as can be finger paint recipe.
Homemade finger paint for your little artist
There’s nothing to say that this all-natural DIY finger painting recipe, isn’t great for all ages but it’s especially wonderful for your tiniest tots. All you need are some brightly colored fruits or veggies and greek yogurt.
Step 1: Choose your fruits and veggies based on the colors you’d like to develop.
For example, you might choose beets for red, dark greens like kale for green, carrots for orange and blueberries for blue.
Step 2: Blend them up one color family at a time.
If you have a juicer, you can also use that. And, if you wanted to experiment with creating different colors, you can pop the different fruits or veggies in together.
Step 3: Use a strainer to separate the chunky pieces from the colorful juice you’ve just made.
Step 4: Depending on how vibrant you want your mixture to be will determine your ratio of greek yogurt to juice drops.
Add in a few teaspoons, mix it all together then you can decide if you’d like to add more or keep as is.
Optional: Technically you could also use cornstarch if you’d like to make a thicker base for your paint. You could boil your chosen fruits and veggies (one color group at a time) then dissolve a bit of cornstarch in water and add it to your pot to create a thicker consistency. Add a bit of sugar for a sweet touch!
What you’ll end up with is a kind of sauce that your child could use for paint (once it’s cooled down) or you could still choose to dilute it in some runny yogurt for a more watery texture.
And, of course, whichever colors you can’t make organically, you could always substitute for all-natural food coloring.
Have fun with it and enjoy watching those little fingers revel in the mess.