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3 Ingredient Homemade Finger Paint

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This post is sponsored by Clorox—helping you find the joy in making a mess.

One of my favorite aspects of motherhood is watching my toddler explore through his senses. I’m constantly amazed just how quickly he’s able to learn when I try to incorporate sensory activities into our daily playtime. This past week, I decided to venture into the unknown – homemade finger paint. To say the least, this hands-on activity was a roaring success!

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Combining learning with fun, I was able to use finger paint to teach about the cold temperatures, smooth textures, and mixing colors. At first, my son was a little timid and shy and he gently touched the silky paint. However, after about 3 minutes of experimentation, he dumped the paint cups and smeared paint everywhere! The smile that appeared on his sweet little face as he created this artistic mess is something I’ll always remember.

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Now, I must admit, although I love encouraging creative play, I absolutely DREAD cleanup time. Why is it that the activities we have the most fun doing always create the largest mess? However, knowing that Clorox® Regular-Bleach is here to help with all of my cleanup needs, I’m able to focus on what’s really important in life; creating fun (and messy) lasting memories with my son.

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After our finger painting extravaganza, I was amazed just how quickly Clorox® Regular-Bleach cleaned up our mess. Using a spray bottle with the recommended proportions (1/2 cup Clorox Bleach per 1 gallon of water), the paint wiped up flawlessly, leaving my son’s play mat squeaky clean! Not to mention, as a mother, I really appreciate the fact that Clorox® Regular-Bleach kills 99.9% of germs! Who knew that Clorox had so many handy uses besides making your laundry shine?


Celebrate life’s silly messes while breathing a sigh of relief knowing Clorox Regular Bleach is here to take care of all of your laundry and cleaning needs. Be sure to visit Clorox for more laundry and cleaning tips. Looking for a fun way to inspire a little creative play? Your little kiddos will have a blast playing with simple 3 ingredient homemade finger paint.

3 Ingredient Homemade Finger Paint

Easy homemade fingerpaint

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  • Water
  • Cornstarch
  • Food Coloring


1. Add cornstarch to water until paint consistency is reached (this amount will vary depending on how much finger paint you are making).

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2. Divide finger paint into different containers and color with food coloring.

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3. If desired apply soap flakes to finger paint for a beautiful silky finish.

4. Drop finger paint onto wax paper, parchment paper, or a play mat and watch your little one explore! Use this activity to talk about texture, colors, etc.

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What fun (and messy) activities do your children enjoy?

Pamela :: Still Dating My Spouse

Wednesday 25th of February 2015

OH I know what me and the three year old is doing next week. Thanks for this


Wednesday 25th of February 2015

This is awesome! Being that I come from an artistic family, I am a huge proponent of all things creative.


Wednesday 25th of February 2015

What a great idea to make finger paint! My kids would have loved this when they were younger!

Amy Desrosiers

Wednesday 25th of February 2015

Thanks for sharing this! Often, my kids want to paint and I have no supplies!

Autumn @Mamachallenge

Tuesday 24th of February 2015

That looks so easy to make and so much fun to play with! I love the colors of the paint too!

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