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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

3-Ingredient DIY Paint


The weather has certainly not been on our side lately in this neck of the woods. Today brought in a pretty icy day, leaving us no choice but to spend it indoors. So with 2 little ones full of energy (the teen knows how to entertain himself at least!) I had to come up with something quick! Usher in the ingenuity of motherhood and this 3-ingredient paint was made in our kitchen today!


It's a really neat paint to play around with, that has an almost chalk-like finish. My 6 yr old loved how the paint seemed to 'sparkle' thanks to the salt in it, and my 4 yr old loved how the paint seemed to puff up. It's super easy, super fun, and no it will not make a huge mess on their clothes. Heck, it's even safe to eat - although awfully salty😛

You'll be needing flour, water, salt and some food coloring or other things to color your paints with. If you haven't got any coloring, you could always go for spices - turmeric for yellow, chili for red, etc. It makes for quite the sensory experience too!

So want to know how to make some already? Here ya go!


3-Ingredient DIY Paint


Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • food coloring or other coloring options (spices like turmeric, chili, and cinnamon, or watercolors)


Step One: Mix up your flour, cold water and salt. I like to use a whisk to get all the lumps out. The kids love doing this too!



Step Two: Separate your mixture into different containers, or use a muffin tin like we did. 







Step Three: Let the kids go crazy coloring! This was actually my daughters favorite part. Even more so than the actual painting! It's also a great way to teach about mixing colors :)



Step Four: Paint! If you find the paint too thin, add a little more flour. Too thick? Add a few drops of water to each container. Here are just a few of the masterpieces that were created here today!





Enjoy Painting!



12 comments :

  1. Wow your content is great. You know every pre-schooler should adapt this idea. it does look fun.

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  2. I had no idea you can do that! It also really helps with mess!

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  3. That's just simply awesome. It would be nice to make paint with the kids, it's a fun activity and I'm sure they'll have plenty of fun with it after it's all made!

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  4. What a cool idea to save money. I will def try this out with my kids someday!

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  5. Oh my gosh, this is the coolest! I'm definitely going to try this with my niece!

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  6. Oh my gosh, I love this idea. My daughter is mad about painting, only thing she gets it everywhere. But at least i'll save some money this way.

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  7. Oh wow! This is such an easy thing for kids to do, and I have all of the ingredients at home! :)

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  8. This is a great way to play with your kids! Mine is a bit small for such messy play but I can't wait for the time we start playing with paint!

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  9. How fun is this!? I am going to try this out today with the kiddos I babysit! Thank you!!

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  10. I wouldn't have thought of creating paint like this. But it does look very cool. And I really love the bright and vivid colors you create with it. I will have to try it out sometime.

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  11. Oh this sounds awesome. I would have loved this...umm, 20 years ago. My girls were obsessed with art project so I love the idea of having simple ways to create the paint.

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  12. Thanks for the idea! With how cheap these ingredients are, this is even better than dollar store paints. Even better that it's so simple!

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