I’m of the school of artsy thought that believes the messiness quotient of a project is directly proportionate to the amount of fun to be had.  The perfect example of this phenomenon is finger painting!  While it’s fun as an activity on its own, you can add an extra crafty dimension to finger paints by making your own.  Angie from The American Homemaker has a recipe for DIY finger paint that’s a far cry cheaper than store-bought paints, and you probably have everything you need to make it in your pantry already!  [how to make homemade finger paint]

Project estimate:

  • Cornstarch, on hand or $1
  • Water, on hand
  • Food coloring, on hand or $1
  • Small plastic containers, on hand

Total: Free and up