Whip Up Homemade Finger Paint in Minutes

Instead of spending cash on finger paint filled with who knows what, make your own with ingredients you already have in your pantry. And this paint comes together in less than five minutes, making it easy fun at a moment's notice. Perfect for kids of all ages, this recipe is especially wonderful for those who are not good with gluten. Make a rainbow of colors for your little Picasso to use for creating whatever he can imagine.

What You'll Need:

  • Small saucepan
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 3 cups water
  • Mixing spoon
  • Food coloring
  • Small sealable containers


  1. Add the cornstarch to the small saucepan and cover with the water. Mix with the spoon until the cornstarch is incorporated, then turn the heat to medium under the pot.
  2. Bring to a boil while stirring constantly. You'll see the mixture thicken, creating the base for the finger paints.
  1. Remove the mixture from heat and divide into small containers. Add a few drops of food coloring to each, stir again, and let cool. Your gluten-free finger paint is ready for squishing and mixing on a sheet of white paper by little hands. Fun!