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Fun to Play | Taste and Smell
for parents and their young children

Homemade Finger Paint

Mix two tablespoons of cornstarch and two tablespoons of cold water in a medium size mixing bowl. Add one cup of boiling water and stir again. Decide how many different colors you want, and then divide the mixture into small plastic bowls or containers. There may be things in your cupboard that you can use to make color and smell. Try a few drops of soy sauce for a nice brown. A few shakes of prepared mustard will make a soft yellow.

A spoon full of powered drink mix will give it a pleasant color and smell. Attached a piece of brown paper bag to the highchair tray and your young artist is ready to go. Don’t be surprised if he does more tasting than painting. Discard leftover paint.

(Twelve Months and Older)