Did you know you can make fingerpaints? And it's super easy. And it will keep a toddler occupied for a long time?
Poppy has never really been a fan of fingerpaints because she doesn't like to get her hands all messy. So I just gave her a couple of paintbrushes and let her go to town.
I'm sure you can make the colors more vibrant by adding more food coloring, but these worked fine for Poppy. And because of the detergent in the recipe, the paint is washable, so you don't have to worry about stains on clothing! Here's the recipe:
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/3 cup cornstarch
2 cups water
1/2 cup liquid dishwashing soap
Mix the sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan and stir in the water. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly until the mixture is a clear smooth gel. Stir in the soap and remove from heat. When cool enough to handle, scoop it into storage containers (I used glass yogurt jars) and add food coloring.