These homemade finger paints are super easy to make and totally non-toxic. As a matter of fact, this recipe is completely edible. No, it doesn't taste very good, but you don't have to worry if your little one accidentally digests some either, because it's completely harmless. Also, these are really inexpensive to make, not even a third of what store bought cost, especially if you pick up used jars from your local thrift store.
Because these paints are food grade, you should keep them refrigerated for maximum longevity. I recommend using them within two weeks of making them, but the texture is best the same day you make them.
Step 1: Gather Ingedients & Jars
1/2 cup corn starch
1/2 tsp kosher salt
3 tbsp granulated sugar
2 cups water
Food Coloring of choice * I used AmeriColor Soft Gel paste* Gel paste = brighter colors
Jars of your coice
* I doubled the recipe for 6 half-pint, wide mouth jars*.