Sunday, May 30, 2010

Simple Joys of Summer- Make Your Own Fingerpaint

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Fingerpaint Recipe
found in Parenting magazine, March 2005
2 cups cold water
3 tsp sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 Tbs light corn syrup
Liquid food coloring
Small bowls or jars with lids
1. In a small pot, stir water, sugar and cornstarch. Whisk over low heat for 5 minutes until mixture is thick and clear. Note: We stirred over low heat for over 10 minutes with no change so I turned up the heat and brought the mixture just under a boiling point. Then it thickened really nice.
2. Stir in corn syrup. Pour (or scoop) into small containers with lids.
3. Add a few drops of food coloring to each and shake until color is well mixed.
Ours thickened up a lot so I stirred in the food coloring instead of shaking.

Update: This fingerpaint does not do well stored long term- over a few days. Ours grew black mold- yucky!


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