Homemade Toddler Finger Paint

  • Author: Aimée Geroux
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 36 oz
  • Category: Arts & Crafts


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 6 tbsp granulated white sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Wilton icing colour gels
  • Containers – I got my containers at Dollarama, they come in a 3-pack for $2 and they are stackable.
  • Finger Paint Paper


  1. In a medium-sized sauce pan add all your ingredients and whisk until combined.
  2. Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly until your mixture thickens.
  3. Turn off your stove and remove from the heat.
  4. Separate into your containers, one container for each colour you would like to make.
  5. Using a toothpick add a very small blob of the icing colour gel and using a spoon stir until the colour is fully mixed in.
  6. Let stand until cool before use or closing lid to store.