Thursday, January 7, 2010

January Craft Idea!

By: VS Grenier

We all love to get our hands dirty in finger paints. But have you ever make your own?

What You Will Need:

Adult Help
1 cup and 3 tbsp water
3 tbsp cornstarch
Liquid detergent
Tempera paints


1. With adult supervision mix cornstarch with 3tbsp of water. You should get a smooth paste.

2. Have adult helper bring 1 cup of water to a boil.

3. Add boiled water to cornstarch paste. Stir.

4. Add 3 drops liquid detergent. (This makes clean up easier, Parents.)

5. Add two drops of tempera paint. (The smaller the better.)

You’ll want to store your home-made paints in a closed jar in the refrigerator. It will keep for days. When you are ready to paint, just set out for about 5 minutes.

Now let those fingers get to painting!

Want more craft ideas? Check out the January issue of Stories for Children Magazine at

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