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What you will need:

  • 3 tablespoons organic sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup organic corn starch
  • 2 cups water
  • organic food colorants

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Step 1: Pick Your Colors

Add a couple of drops of natural food colorants to a muffin tin or other container. I like to use muffin tins because they are easy to tote six different colors to wherever we are doing our art projects – in our case usually outside. Also, it makes for easy cleanup and doesn’t dirty a ton of containers.

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Step 2: Mix Your Paint

Add all of the other ingredients to a small saucepan and continually stir over low heat until the mixture thickens to a paint consistency.

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Step 3: Pour the Paints

Pour equal amounts of the paint mixture into each muffin section.

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Step 4: Mix it Up

Mix each of the paints up until the color is evenly distributed.

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Step 5: Get Painting

The introduction photograph is of my son when he was 3 years old. He has always loved to get his hands dirty, and our organic finger paints have always been one of his favorite ways to create art.