How to Make Your Own Organic Non-Toxic Fingerpaints for Kids



  • 1 cup. organic cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup grated organic soap
  • natural colorants

Melt grated organic soap and 1/2 cup boiling water in a pan. Add cornstarch, blend well, set aside, and allow to thicken. Divide into small reusable containers and add natural colorings. (It would be great to use containers that you would otherwise recycle or throw away.)

4 Responses to How to Make Your Own Organic Non-Toxic Fingerpaints for Kids

  1. mygreenside April 5, 2009 at 7:40 pm #

    Love this! I am always looking for fun things to do with my little girls and they love painting! What a great way to really know the paints are non-toxic.

    If you don’t mind, I think I’ll use this recipe in an upcoming post (with credit and link to you).


  2. Sweet Greens April 5, 2009 at 7:42 pm #

    Hi Wendy,
    It is so much fun for the kids and great when you know it is non toxic.

  3. The EcoDiva April 6, 2009 at 7:00 am #

    My son will LOVE this one. We get covered head to toe in paint…this is a great natural way to get the mess on 😉

  4. Sweet Greens April 6, 2009 at 11:45 am #

    It really is a great natural way to have fun.

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