I am often PINspired by Pinterest, but I never know whether the ideas are something an ‘average’ mom like me (and my 3 year old) can do in an afternoon. SO, I decided to try them out and let YOU know. Today’s Pinspiration – Homemade Finger Paint

And highly recommend it!!

This is the picture that inspired me. Usually I link this picture to the website where it originated. However, this picture links to a Pin-spam. Strange.

Anyways, here it is…



3 Tablespoons Sugar

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

1/2 cup Corn Starch

2 Cups Water


Mix them all in a small sauce pan. Heat until it thickens. Cool. Pour in containers. Add food coloring. Enjoy.

(We did)

So – How do I love thee? Let me count the ways:

1. Ease of finding Ingredients: 10 – had everything in my cupboard (except red food coloring – darn Red Velvet Cake.)

2. Ease of directions: 10 (or higher on the scale if I could)

3. Product: 10 – Just like the Crayola paint I have in my cupboard**

**There may be an exception to this. The over-the-counter paint is likely more washable. I always figure that stuff made with food coloring is NOT going to be something we do before heading to church. We suit up: Old clothes, bibs, newspaper, etc. That exception aside, this is one that everyone should try.


Jen Sill

For nearly 15 years Jennifer spent her time clawing her way up the chain as a television producer and newsroom manager. She's helped create and produce newscasts and talkshows. Just as she was realizing some of her professional goals, she decided to give it all up for a family. Although Jennifer has lived in Miami and L.A., she has always called Nebraska home. She always knew she wanted to raise her children in the Midwest. Jennifer is now trying to find her way in a new world. She may be frenzied and frazzled sometimes, but she would not give up being a mom to her almost four year old and her almost two year old for anything.