Kids Activity: Edible Homemade Finger Paint

Finger paint is a great activity to do with toddlers! Here are our instructions to make your own edible, homemade version with ingredients you already have at home.

ingredients to make finger paint include flour, salt, food colouring and sugar


  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/3 cup of flour
  • 2 cups of water
  • A few drops of food colouring
  • Plastic cups

scooping sugar in to a grey pan

Add 2 tablespoons of sugar into a sauce pan.

adding flour to the sugar in the pan

Add 1/3 cup of flour to the saucepan as well

whisking a white gooey mixture together in the pot

Mix with 2 cups of water and whisk until smooth. Turn on the heat and stir continually until the mixture thickens

the white slimey mixture is dispensed in to four cups

Pour into your plastic cups equally. You’ll need one cup for every colour of paint you’d like to make.

red food colouring is dropped in to the white slime mixture

Mix in a couple drops of food colouring and stir until completely dissolved. Let cool completely before allowing your little toddler to stick their fingers in and get dirty!

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Images: Liz Stanley