Emily wanted to fingerpaint and I couldn't get to the store............
4 cups water
1 cup cornstarch
In a medium saucepan, bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Dissolve cornstarch in a separate bowl with 1 cup of cold water. Remove boiling water from heat and add cornstarch mixture. Return to heat, stirring constantly. Boil until the mixture is clear and thick (about 1 minute). Remove from heat. As the mixture is cooling, divide into separate bowls. Stir in food coloring. Allow to cool a little, although once the mixture has sat for a few hours it will solidify. Now you can fingerpaint! FOOD COLORING DOES STAIN...so wear old clothes, lay out some newspaper, and be prepared to have colorful hands. :)