Paint Crafts


Finger-Paint Transfer

This Finger-Paint Transfer paint craft activity produces twice as much art in the same amount of time as it takes to create other paintings.

Make your own finger-paints with simple household ingredients, then use the paints to create a picture. Once you're done, make a copy of it to give to a friend or family member.

What You'll Need:

  • Newspaper
  • 1-1/2 cups liquid starch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup flour
  • Small bowls
  • Food coloring
  • Baking sheet or plastic tablecloth
  • Finger-paint paper

Step 1: Cover your work surface with newspaper.

Step 2: To make the finger paint, mix liquid starch, water, and flour together. Stir until it reaches a smooth consistency.

Step 3: Divide the mixture into several small bowls and add a few drops of food coloring to each bowl.

Step 4: Dip your fingers in the paint and draw your design right on the baking sheet or plastic tablecloth. (Cleanup is easy since this finger paint washes off easily.)

Step 5: To make a print of your picture, place a piece of finger-paint paper over your artwork and press. Lift the paper off and let it dry flat.

Step 6: Store any extra paint in airtight containers. Place plastic wrap over the surface of the paint to keep the air out.

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