December 13, 2004

Make your own paints


Make your own paints..KEYWORDS: recipe for finger paint kids projects kids crafts homemade paint

Here are a couple recipes for making your own homemade finger paints.

Salt and Flour Finger Paints


2 cup flour

2 tsp. salt

3 cup cold water

2 cup hot water

Food coloring


Add the salt to the flour in a saucepan. Pour in cold water gradually and beat the mixture with an eggbeater until smooth. Add the hot water and boil the mixture until it becomes glossy. Beat it until it is smooth. Mix in food coloring as desired.

Homemade Gelatin Finger Paints


1/4 cup warm water

1 envelope gelatin

1/2 cup cornstarch

3 Tbsp. Sugar

2 cups cold water

food coloring

dishwashing liquid

Soak gelatin in 1/4 cup warm water and set aside. In a medium saucepan, combine cornstarch and sugar. Gradually add water and cook slowly over low heat, stirring until well blended. Remove from heat and add softened gelatin. Divide mixture into separate containers for each color. For each color, first add a drop or two of dishwashing detergent and then add food coloring a drop at a time until you have the shade you want. Store up to six weeks in the refrigerator.

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