Bubbly Finger Paint

By Cecily Power on Apr 12, 2013

Homemade colorful fingerpaint



  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/3 cup corn starch
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup liquid dish soap
  • food coloring

materials for finger paint


  1. Mix the sugar and the cornstarch together in a pot over low heat.
  2. Slowly stir in the water
  3. Continue to stir the mixture until it becomes clear and gel-like.
  4. Add the dish soap and remove from heat.
  5. Mix in food coloring as desired


You can paint directly on a counter top that you want to clean, because the finger paint is made from dish soap!

art activities for kids who are blind

This activity can be found in Chinese here.