This creamy finger paint is cute and so easy the kids can make it themselves. You can get several batches out of one bag of marshmallows, too, so it’s much cheaper than any finger paint you’d find in a store. If things get messy during art time, all you have to do is lick your fingers. The stickiness hangs around, so don’t use this for anything you’d like to keep for more than a day or two. 

Recipe by Well Done


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Recipe Summary

5 mins
Makes about 3/4 cup


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Instructions Checklist
  • Place marshmallows in a medium microwavable bowl, and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir in water, and microwave an additional 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. (If marshmallows aren’t melted, microwave in 15 second intervals until smooth, stirring in between.)

  • Stir in corn syrup and 1 to 2 drops of desired food coloring. Use immediately. To make multiple colors out of 1 batch of “paint”, divide the marshmallow and corn syrup mixture into small bowls before adding different colors of food coloring.