DIY Edible Fingerpaint

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Turning mommy’s old syllabi into art.

Fingerpainting is so much fun, but mine are so little that even the non-toxic stuff they sell at the store worries me.  I was so excited to try the recipe I found here.  I wasn’t going to be shoveling it into the little one’s mouth, but I also wasn’t going to be surprised if some made it in there.  (It did.)
The awesome thing about it?  It’s super easy and mighty cost-effective, especially if you look at the prices of some of the leading brands on the kids’ craft market.  I’m not going to lie; I didn’t measure.  I just used equal parts flour and cold water and then added food dye.  We had so much messy fun.
Print of the final project
My only critique?  This paint is really “wet.”  Not so great if you’re working with paper and trying to save the artwork.  Our paper soaked through and then got torn up, but that was a whole other fun activity in itself.  I used another piece of paper to make a print of the art work.  Something to display on the fridge!

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17 thoughts on “DIY Edible Fingerpaint

  1. Mrs PoP @Planting Our Pennies

    One of the best art projects I ever remember doing was finger painting shamrocks using pistachio pudding in preschool. To this day, I think that is where my love of pistachio pudding began =)

    Pudding paintings probably won’t last forever, but they were so much fun to make!

    1. femmefrugality

      It can be so hard to find things they can do when they’re so young! You want to encourage that creativity (and a lot of art projects are good for sensory learning and developing fine motor skills, too,) but we were super excited when we found this one because we’ve been having the same problem.


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