I made the mistake of showing Georgia Pinterest on my iPad. She has a list of projects a mile long for us to do together. It’s a good thing school starts next week.
First up was making our own paint. She loves to paint. The recipe/instructions were so easy how could I say, “no”? I couldn’t!
The original recipe is from Get Your Mess On! (thank you!) and calls for just one cup of water. This is actually for a puffy paint recipe to be used in squirt bottles. I didn’t have squirt bottles and couldn’t find them cheap at the dollar store, so I came up with this slightly altered version (OK, watered-down version), to be used in pots and applied with brushes.
You will need:
1 cup of salt
1 cup of flour
1.5 cups of water
1 tsp oil (makes it shiny)
Food colouring of your choice
Containers for your paint. I bought mine at the dollar store, they were 3 for $1 and have a nice rubber seal on the lid.
Mix salt, flour, water and oil in a medium mixing bowl. Divide into paint pots. Add food colouring and mix well.
This is a great recipe to let the kids make with very little help from mom or dad. Georgia did all the measuring, mixing and colouring. I sat off to the side with a wet cloth and helped her to clear up the odd spill etc.
She is very pleased with the results!