Creative Saturdays – Fingerpaint Tadeo Turtle

Creative Saturdays – Fingerpaint Tadeo Turtle


I felt like getting into the paint today. I didn’t have any store bought fingerpaint so I went online and found many recipes. I decided to try the flour and water. I also didn’t have any food colouring left. So I did use store bought tempera paint. This type is not something you would want to put near your mouth although is says “non-toxic”.

So this fingerpaint recipe only uses flour and water – equal parts. And then food colouring.


Next add food colouring.. or store bought paints. I only use the primary colours and mix to get the other colours. So yellow, blue and red.


Mix around until blended.


You are ready to fingerpaint. I like to mix paint on the paper. As I add blue to the yellow I get green. I did use fingerpaint paper. I like the feel of it sliding around and it doesn’t bleed through.


I continued to paint and mix the colours. I loved the feel of this paint. I did have to wash my hands to take the pictures.


And here is the finished master piece. Lots of fun and I will do fingerpainting again.

Experiment with different types of homemade finger paints. Here are some of the ones I found online.

Easie Peasie – Homemade Fingerpaint

Blog Me Mom – No Flour Fingerpaint

Momtastic – Edible Homemade Fingerpaint – Make Homemade Fingerpaint


Don’t forget to send me your child’s pictures. Send them to Janis Cox and I will put them up in the Children’s Gallery.

Please check out more about my book Tadeo Turtle on Tadeo’s Page. You will find more activities at the back of my book. And a 24-page curriculum is available if you ask.

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