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There is nothing more enjoyable than getting messy with finger-paint, and here is a recipe you can make with your little one!

You’ll need: 3 parts water (3 cups), 1 part corn flour (1 cup), food colouring, and saucepan. Bring the water to boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat. Dissolve the corn flour in a little cold water and then add to the hot water, stirring constantly. Boil the mixture until it has become clear and thick (this should take about one minute).

To make coloured finger-paint, add the desired food colouring. This mixture should be made as smooth as possible, as lumpy bits will break during the painting and become floury, not very attractive! Offer the freshly made finger-paint to little ones while it is still warm to touch because it feels amazing!

Once created, finger-paint can be used in lots of fun ways. See how many different types of patterns you can paint on paper, using your fingers. Try swirls, zig-zags, spots and lines. My mini-Monet usually loves to splat the paint all over the paper!

Use different coloured paint to make the patterns colourful and interesting. Finger-paint is best stored in the fridge in a plastic container. Remember that food colouring can sometimes stain so be careful!

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