Finger Paint Recipe

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Did you know that you can do more with a box of potato flakes than make those wanna-be mashed potatoes?
Potato flakes actually make the perfect sensory play material for babies!  They are edible, inexpensive, and tons of fun!  Don't believe me?  Give this two-ingredient potato paint recipe a try!
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I love that this recipe allows for even the littlest littles to paint & play!  Are you ready to make paint from potatoes?

Potato Paint Recipe
I love that this recipe only requires two ingredients (plus water). Any potato flakes will do. You can get generic varieties for under $1 a box, and you can make many batches of paint with a single box.  You can also get potato flakes on Amazon here.

Method
  • Pour the desired amount of potato flakes into a bowl, using one bowl for each color of paint that you wish to make. 
How to make paint from potatoes!  #paintingidea #artsandcraftsforkids #potatopaint
  • Add several drops of food coloring to each bowl.
  • Then, slowly begin to add water in small amounts, slowly adding more water and mixing until the desired consistency is reached. 
  • You can use more or less water to create different paint consistencies.   More water will produce a runnier paint and less will give you a thick, finger-paint type of consistency.
Once the finger paints were mixed I poured them into easy-to-handle containers that couldn't be broken.  Then, it was time to PLAY!
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Rosie and Jewel loved this paint, and it was especially great for baby Jewel who is still in the mouthing stage.

The paint has a really fun texture and is safe-to-taste, making it great for kids of all ages!
How to make paint from potatoes!  #paintingidea #artsandcraftsforkids #potatopaint
(Don't worry, this paint doesn't taste very good and is quite bland, so most kids won't taste much)

My girls had lots of fun creating and exploring with their easy to make paint, and they found all sorts of ways to play! 
How to make paint from potatoes!  #paintingidea #artsandcraftsforkids #potatopaint
How to make paint from potatoes!  #paintingidea #artsandcraftsforkids #potatopaint
How to make paint from potatoes!  #paintingidea #artsandcraftsforkids #potatopaint

Extend the Fun
For even more fun (& REALLY vibrant colors) use kool-aid in place of food coloring to color your homemade paints.
How to make paint from potatoes!  #paintingidea #artsandcraftsforkids #potatopaint
This adds a fun scent to the paint and makes it even more fun for kids! Any time you use kool-aid in play, it is sure to smell AMAZING!
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FINGER PAINT FOR KIDS (taste-safe recipe) #paintrecipe #paintrecipeforkids #paintrecipeshomemade #howtomakepaint #fingerpaintingideasforkids #ediblepaintforbabies #potatopaint #artsandcraftsforkids
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