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My daughter is trying to raise toxin free toddlers. The chemicals in many plastics and toys worry her, and she wants to avoid colors, dyes and pthalates along with other noxious ingredients whether or not they're approved by the FDA.

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We've collected several tried and true recipes for crafty nontoxic paints you can make at home for kids. These art mixes are safe, made with kitchen ingredients.

These recipes assume your children do not have allergies to the ingredients.

Nontoxic home made art recipes for kids,

Kid Safe Finger Paint Recipes

Here are two of our favorite recipes for crafty art mixes that have been delighting the children in our family for more than 40 years: home made lickable finger paint.

Smooth Finger Paint Recipe

3 tbs. sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 cups cold water
food coloring

Mix sugar and cornstarch in pan.
Add water; stir.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly.
Mixture will boil, then thicken.
Cook about 5 mins. Remove from heat; cool.

Separate into 4-5 cups. Add food coloring a drop at a time. Add a drop of dish detergent in each cup to make clean-up a breeze.

Paint on paper, cardboard or posterboard.

Sticky Finger Paint Recipe

For very young toddlers you'll find this basic finger paint recipe as smearable and messy as the commercial finger paints, but much safer if they happen to lick their fingers.

  • Natural Food Colors
  • Corn Syrup

Combine a small amount of natural food color (available at health food stores) with a couple tablespoons of corn syrup. Mix well to blend in the color, then let kids paint.

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