Homemade Nontoxic Finger Paint

I have been wanting to get Aiden’s fingerprint and footprint for as long as I can remember and he never lets me!  We’ve tried about 4 times with clay and he either screams bloody murder thrashing himself before I can do it or crinkles his hands so I can’t have it.

I decided now at 13.5 months I would make him finger paint and get it that way.

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Homemade Nontoxic Finger Paint Recipe

2 Cups Flour

4 Cups Water

Natural Food Coloring

Instructions:

Mix the flour and water.

Cook over low heat until it becomes thick.

Allow to cool.

Add a pinch of salt.

Add natural food coloring to your desire.  I used this coloring.

Store in a covered jar in the refrigerator for future use.

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Results

Honestly, I would probably just use the regular food coloring because ours came out a little light and the blue was kind of grey.  I think the colors are pretty, but the yellow hardly showed up and I used quite a bit of it.

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Aiden, on the other hand, didn’t really want much to do with finger painting.  I set out a sheet on the grass with the paint and paper and thought he would go to town.  He looked at it for a little bit and decided that he would rather walk around the backyard.  He was having a rather rough day in his defense.

Needless to say, I still didn’t get my handprints or footprints, but I haven’t lost hope.  Next time, I’m just going to put him in his highchair and take matters into my own hands!

Questions:

Any recommendations for natural paint?

At what age did your kids start liking to do crafts?

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