On an especially trying night (and sometimes in the middle of the day…hello Spring Break!), when my kids have been very full of life and my patience is wearing thin, I make a batch of this and let the kids take a good long bath full of creativity! Kids can have fun making a huge mess in the bathtub, and it will all go down the drain. Your kids will enjoy creating painted flowers, monsters, printing their names, or anything they dream up. I haven’t had any problems with this recipe staining my tub like I have with store bought finger paints, but I would test it in an inconspicuous area first!! I’ve used several recipes but I like this non-toxic recipe that doesn’t call for dish soap (my kiddos have super sensitive skin so that is a no go for us).
½ cup cornstarch
2 cups cold water
Mix cornstarch and water in a saucepan, stirring constantly to eliminate lumps. Bring to boil. Mixture will begin to thicken. Pour into several small containers. In each container, add a different color. FYI, I usually double the recipe and I give each kid their own ice cube container or muffin tin of “paints”. Allow to cool before using.