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Oklahoma Agriculture in the Classroom


Finger Paint

Each student needs:

  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup cold water
  • Food coloring


  1. Put the cornstarch, salt, sugar and water into a pot. Cook over low heat about 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. The mixture will start to thin but eventually will thicken. When it does, take the pot off the stove and let the mixture cool
  3. Once it is cool, divide it into small containers and add a few drops of food coloring to each.

Make two or three balls, and you are ready for juggling. Invite a juggler to class to teach students how to juggle their felt balls. Smaller balls can be strung on strands of yarn to make bracelets.