Our 3rd  paint from Pinterest is

Homemade Cornflour Paint aka Homemade Finger Paints


Once again this is a similar to the Gobby Paint we reviewed early on. I love the silky smooth texture this paint makes when first cooked.

You will need


3 tablespoons of sugar

½ teaspoon of salt

½ cup of corn flour

2 cups of water

Food colouring


Measuring cups



Step 1. Combine all ingredients in a pot over low heat.

Step 2. While stir constantly, bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and continue stirring till it thickens. Be aware this happens very quickly!

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Step 3. Remove from heat and separate into small amounts, stir through food colours.

Step 4. Allow to cool and have fun finger or brush painting.

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The Good



Kids can help with the pouring and stirring

Easy clean up

Suitable for any age

Beautiful smooth texture to start with

Pantry stock ingredients

Can be used with a brush or fingers

The one big thing this paint version has over our first gobby paint mix, is that all the ingredients can be found in your pantry. I would love to try and make this paint again and find some middle spot where it would not turn into such a rubbery mix when cooled.


The not so Good

This paint begins being lovely and smooth after cooling slightly, but then it turns in a large rubbery mountain. You can re mix it back to paintable action though it will not return to its smooth mix regardless of whether you try to reheat it or add more water {trust me I tried!}

It is hot when finished so the little ones have to wait a while to paint.

Even though we coloured it bright green, its colour is not vibrant on the paper.

My little middle was not overly impressed with this paint for brush painting, it would perfect for little people who love to finger paint.

Mark 7/10 ~ Great for finger painting!

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Love, Light and lovely smooth and warm paint

Fiona x