A great alternative to bought paint this is non toxic and washes off little hands (and faces!) easily


Material

  • 4 table spoons cornflour
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • cold water
  • liquid food colouring
  • extra hot water

Method

  1. In a medium saucepan, mix the cornflour with enough cold water to make a paste. (Not too runny).
  2. Pour in 1 cup of boiling water and stir thoroughly so there are no lumps. I used a whisk at this point to ensure no lumps
  3. Turn on medium heat on the stove and mix continually for around 30 seconds or until it starts to thicken. Once you see this, turn off the heat and continue stirring.
  4. I then added hot water bit by bit, and stirring it using a whisk the whole time until it became like a custard consistency
  5. Spoon equal amounts into empty jars, cups or containers and add food colouring. Mixing until completely combined

Notes... You can keep for a couple of days, but keep in mind it doesn’t have preservatives in it so will go bad. Make sure it’s still ok before giving to children to use – especially if they are young and will try to put in their mouths

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  • Mum2archer
    • 04 Jan 2018
      12:23 pm

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  • I Love this and thanks for posting!!

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  • Love this idea i can’t wait to try it so easy too.

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  • This is really great! Thank you!

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  • This looks very fun, thank you for sharing with us

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  • Thanks for sharing. It’s so easy to make.

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  • Thanks for sharing. Will give this a go.

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  • I like that you mentioned it will only last a few days before it goes bad, as that is often a concern of mine. But if kids are painting pictures onto paper does that mean they will need to be thrown out too?


    • no, it dries fine on the paper. We have some that were done 6 months ago and they are still perfect!

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  • Great, Easy to make and kids love it !

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  • My kids love this, thanks for sharing.

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  • A natural and safe play paint

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  • Just what I need as some of the other paints are getting hard to come off.

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  • With a 18month old we call Devil or Menace, this is the perfect activity to undertake with him and his 4yo brother!!

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  • If you use gluten free cornflour (some cornflour is made with wheat in it) it won’t matter if children with coelic disease or wheat allergy lick their fingers before washing their hands very thoroughly.

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  • Using this for this school holidays :)

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  • I’ve copied this out fir when my grandson visits in December. Lots of mess and fun to be had I’m sure

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