Did you know that conventional store-bought fingerpaints can contain toxic chemicals, like Toluene and Ethylene Glycol, that can get into your child’s body through their skin? How this is even legal we don’t know, but the good news is you can buy safe, natural finger paints or even better, make your own with ingredients you may already have around the house. Let the kids help if they’re old enough and make an afternoon of it. Then, after the kids go to bed and the mess is all cleaned up, go ahead and treat yourself to a nice long bath or a glass of wine. Or both!
Natural Fingerpaint Recipe
- 1 cup of cornstarch
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/3 cup of grated soap (choose your favorite plain organic bar soap)
- Melt grated soap flakes into a half cup of boiling water.
- Add cornstarch.
- Blend well and put aside. Allow mixture to thicken.
- Divide into small containers and add coloring.
Natural colorings can be derived from the juice of frozen berries, beet juice, tea, onion skins (boiled) or other natural sources. You can store your fingerpaints in the refrigerator. for about a week.
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