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Simple Paint Recipes

                                   Finger Paint

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon glycerine
  • 1 teaspoon borax for preservative
  • Small screw-tops jars
  • Food coloring 
(Borax can be toxic is swallowed. If you make if for small children, it is better if you omit it. It won't change quality of the paint, it just won't last as long)

How to make it:

  • In a saucepan, mix flour with 1/2 cup of water to form a paste.
  • Add the rest of the water and cook over low heat until tick and clear, stirring constantly.
  • Let cool. add glycerine and borax. 
  • Divide and pour into small screw-top jars. Add food coloring. 
Makes about 2 cups. It works better if children dip fingers in water before spreading paint.

Bathroom Finger Paint:

You will need:

  • 1/4 cup of non-abrasive household cleanser
  • paper cup
  • water
  • 2 or 3 drops food colouring

How to make it:

  • Pour cleanser into paper cup.
  • Add enough water to make thick paste.
  • Add food colouring and mix thoroughly.
Makes 1/4 cup. 


You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon glycerine
  • Plastic bottle cups or paint pans
  • Food coloring 

How to make it:

  • Mix vinegar and baking soda together in a small bowl.
  • When mixture stops foaming, add cornstarch and glycerine. Mix well.
  • Pour mixture into plastic bottle cups or paint pans.
  • Add several drops of different food coloring to each pan and stir until the color is well mixed. The tint may look lighter when dry, so be sure to add plenty of coloring. Paint will be liquid at this stage.
  • Let it overnight to harden.

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Diana Mieczan said...

Hi:) Im going to forward this one to my friend. She will love those paint recipes:)Happy Monday:)

Dragana said...

Let me know if your friend needs any specific recipes for any art materials. I have a lot.

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