Homemade Frugal Fun: Washable Finger-paints
A allergen-free recipe for Homemade Frugal Fun! Try this out! Modified slightly/Quoted from this source.
2 tbsp sugar (this is the only time I use sugar…lol)
1/3 cup cornstarch or potato starch (or arrowroot)*
2 cups water
1/4 cup dishwashing soap
*in the future, I will make it thicker (by adding 1 T. extra starch at a time) as after I added the soap, it became a little too runny for my tastes. Also, I don’t know if arrowroot would require the same amount or not.
“In a large sauce pan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, and water.
Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat (under adult supervision), stirring constantly until the mixture thickens into a smooth gel. Stir in the dishwashing soap.
Pour into individual containers.
Place food coloring in each container and mix while it is still warm.
Let cool, then store in the glass jars (or other container with a lid).”