Finger Lickin' Paint

Energy is at an all-the-time high around here. It only slows down if one of the boys is sick and even then they stay in full drive. 
Most days you can find us headed into the woods for hike and to explore all things creepy-crawlie or mud and dirt covered.
But then there's the day when weather just won't cooperate and all that energy gets taken out on my innocent couches and pillows and occasionally the other brother.
So it was that type of day when I found myself googling "edible finger paints", And lo and behold, there were other mothers who've had the same type of day, figured out a recipe, and saved the rest of us by putting it on the world wide web!
The boys' curiosity got the best of them and they stood excitedly by as I created a bright colored batch and got a tarp. They climbed up and dove right in, literally...Jeff stuck his finger in the bright red goo and popped it straight in his mouth. I was feeling thankful the adjective "edible" at that point.
Energy flew through poster sized creations as little fingers licked and painted and licked some more. It was all fun and games until is became body paint. Once bright blue war paint started striping chests and legs I called bath time, you know, before my innocent couches not only got jumped on, but dyed a new color as well.

Edible Finger Paint
4 Tbsp sugar
1/3 Cup corn starch
2 Cups water
food coloring

Stir sugar and cornstarch together in medium saucepan, add water and stir well. Place over medium heat and stir until thickened (once it starts to bubble you are there). Pour into separate bowls and tint each your desired colors. Will keep in refrigerator in air tight container for one week.


  1. When we were younger mom used to make edible finger paint out of vanilla pudding dyed different colors. It tasted great! :)

    Hope y'all are having a blessed week-end!

    ♥ In Christ,
    Alexis Wassenberg


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