What child doesn’t love to finger paint? We can’t think of a one!

Children and painting are a perfect blend of self-expression, imagination and securing the artistic side of life. At any age, painting is a delightful way to spend a few moments of special time together. Here’s a great simple homemade recipe* for instant finger paint that you can mix in your kitchen:

What you will need:

White Flour

Assorted food coloring

Wax paper

Paper for painting

Plastic cups to make different colors

Masking tape or blue tape (be sure to use a tape that won’t take finish off the table)


  • In a plastic cup, mix 2 tablespoons of white flour with a little water to make a thin paste with a few drops of desired food coloring. Repeat for each different color.
  • Tape waxed paper to the table (we suggest putting something underneath to prevent seepage)
  • Put a blob of paint onto the wax paper
  • Let the kids begin to finger paint, and create

(they are making their artwork on the wax paper)

  • To save their creation…press a piece of regular paper over the wax paper
  • Gently peel off the top piece of paper
  • Hang to dry & Viola’!
  • This recipe is courtesy of one of Grandparentslink.com’s subscribers, Grandma Peggy (Nonny) from New York City. Thank you Peggy!