Always looking for some fun (free) crafts to do at home. Preferably ones that we can get a lot of use out of. After discovering the rock hard, dried up finger paint I went in search of a recipe for make your own. I found a few recipes, and they all looked pretty simple.
Simple I can do.
3 ingredients simple I can really do.
You know, 3 ingredients. Can't be that bad.
Things you may not know:
Cornstarch is messy. Really messy.
It is not the same consistency as flour, and if you are dumb enough to make the mistake of trying to pour it into a measuring cup, well....you will be making a big mistake.
Cornstarch and water, brought to a boil to thicken WILL bubble.
If it gets on your skin, especially on the soft, unprotected flesh of your fingers, you WILL scream.
You might even scream "F*CK!!!"
You will not, however, feel too bad about it because you will be in stunning disbelief as to how much it burns, and how cornstarch+boiling water= molten hot GLUE.
The mixing of the colors was the best part in the opinion of the paint makers.
I would love to be able to tell you how it actually works, but apparetnly they only wanted to make the fingerpaint. Not use it.
Probably for the best right now. I am sure it would irritate my blistered, burned flesh.