DIY Fingerpaint Recipe Plus Spaghetti Painting! #Clean2TheCore

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Disclosure- This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Clean2TheCore#CollectiveBias .   This DIY Fingerpaint Recipe is kid safe and perfect for painting with spaghetti, yes you heard correctly... spaghetti, check it out. Such a fun way for your toddler to paint.

DIY fingerpaint

DIY Fingerpaint Recipe

Plus Spaghetti Painting!

My grandson is almost 2, wow time really does fly by. He is the light of my life. Being a grammy is beyond anything I could ever imagine. I'm lucky to have them living close by. I help her out by watching Connor 2-3 days a week while she is at work. Of course, while the momma is away, Connor and grammy will play. Good thing we have all® POWERCORE™ Pacs OXI .  You will see why in a minute...

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When my girls were little I was extremely particular about my house (and them) being clean.  Arts and craft projects always stressed me out, instead of having fun I was worrying about the mess. The girls never knew it, but I did! I vowed not to take that approach with Connor. After all, don't cry over spilled milk right?

Getting dirty and loving it

Connor and I love the getting dirty part. His mommy is not a fan. To keep myself out of trouble I have extra clothes here and change him before she comes. The problem is that my extra clothes end up over her house and she often forgets to bring them back. A new, young, busy working mom, it is expected!

So instead, I enlisted the help of all® POWERCORE™ Pacs OXI. About an hour before she gets out of work I throw his clothes into the washgive them a quick dry and voila. My daughter never knows just how messy he was shortly before.

all® POWERCORE™ Pacs OXI can be found in your store's laundry care aisle, or on an end cap display like they were at our Walmart. 

diy fingerpaint

About all® POWERCORE™ Pacs OXI 

all® POWERCORE™ Pacs OXI are the first powder-liquid combination pac that creates a powerful stubborn stain removing detergent. Washing Connor's clothes so often causes them to look worn and faded, all® POWERCORE™ Pacs OXI leaves them looking whiter and bright. They are available at stores such as Walmart and come in a convenient 50 count container. Please remember- refer to the manufacturer instructions for proper usage and be sure to keep out of reach from children.

DIY fingerpaint

On to the fun- Our DIY Fingerpaint Recipe & Spaghetti Painting

I mastered a microwave version to skip the stove top, it is so much quicker.  NOTE* this batch came out a bit clumpy, totally my fault. I did not mix it well between intervals, I accidentally popped it in the microwave for 3 minutes and forgot all about it.  

Here is how to make these easy, kid safe fingerpaints:


  • ¼ cup white granulated sugar
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups cold water
  • Microwave safe dish
  • Food coloring
  • Storage containers with covers

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  1. Mix the sugar and cornstarch together in your microwave safe dish.
  2. Slowly pour the cold water, stirring constantly.  Mix until combined.
  3. Microwave on high for 1 minute, this will slightly warm the water, continue stirring until sugar is fully dissolved.
  4. Microwave again for 1 minute, stir, repeat 1 minute intervals and stirring until mixture begins to thicken.
  5. Once mixture has started to thicken remove from microwave and separate into containers.
  6. Add food coloring to reach desired color, mix. Cover and let cool.
  7. Paints will thicken upon standing.

Painting with spaghetti

Boil noodles just until they are pliable, about 3-5 minutes.

Note* Do not cook noodles the same as you would to eat, they may break apart while painting.

Pour into strainer, rinse with cold water and set aside.

Prepare painting area-  set out paper.  Tip* tape edges down to hold in place

Add dabs of paint on the paper.

Allow children to pick up spaghetti and splatter, twirl, slap and drag the noodles across the paint.

When you are finished simply toss your child's dirty clothes in the washing mean with an all® POWERCORE™ Pac !

Before- wow what a mess! DIY fingerpaint

After- about to go in the dryer, not a spot on it! 

Food coloring stains are not easy to get out, but the all POWERCORE Pacs Oxi removed each and every one. Not only were the stains gone, but this shirt is actually whiter than it was before. The detergent has a fantastic, fresh clean smell that stayed until this shirt hit the wash again.

DIY fingerpaint

 Don't be afraid to let your kids get dirty and have fun!  all® POWERCORE™ Pacs OXI will get their clothes #Clean2TheCore. Available for purchase on

Connor all clean after his super fun time spaghetti painting with DIY Fingerpaint

DIY Fingerpaint

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For another great project to do with the kiddos, try our Paper Plate Turtle Craft!

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20 thoughts on “DIY Fingerpaint Recipe Plus Spaghetti Painting! #Clean2TheCore”

  1. My kids are going to love spaghetti painting. I will have to get the supplies we need to do it this weekend. I will add some all POWERCORE to the shopping list.

  2. I need a detergent like all POWERCORE. My kids are mess magnets. I like to set up a big area for the kids to fingerprint outside.

  3. I love these new all POWERCORE OXI pacs! They work so well. Painting with spaghetti is such a fun idea. I'm going to have to have the kids try that.

  4. Those paints will be so fun to play with! They'll definitely create a mess though so it's nice to have some strong detergent.

  5. What a fun way to paint! We've never tried spaghetti painting, but it looks like a blast! The all did a great job cleaning his little shirt, too! #client

    • He had so much fun and it was equally as fun to watch him. I had food coloring on my hands that I could not get out, yet every single stain came out of that shirt. AMAZING stuff! 🙂
      Thank you for visiting!

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