Instant Finger Paint…
Paper or tabletop
Spray shaving cream on your tabletop or on each child’s paper. Add a couple of drops of tempera paint of your choice.
1 cup powdered tempera paint
2 Tbs. wallpaper paste
1/2-cup liquid laundry starch
Mix dry tempera paint with wallpaper paste. Add starch a little at a time until the mixture is thick enough to spread. Use Popsicle sticks to spread.
Face Paint #1…
1 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. water
1/2 tsp. cold cream
Mix cornstarch and cold cream together until smooth. Mix in water and food coloring. Use a small brush to paint designs on the children’s faces. Store in an airtight container.
Face Paint #2…
1 Tbs. Crisco shortening
2 Tbs. cornstarch
Mix all ingredients together until smooth. Use sponge to apply to face. Washes with soap and water.
Finger Paint with Oatmeal…
2 Cups Water
6 Tbs. Quick rolled oats
Pour two cups water into cooking pot and add several drops food coloring.
Add 6 tablespoons quick rolled oats and bring to boil over medium heat.
Cook for 1 1/2 minutes; remove from heat and cover. Cool the mixture and your ready to use the finger paint.
Wilton’s Cake Food Coloring
Measure equal parts of flour, salt and water. Measure out dry ingredients in a bowl. In another bowl mixture food coloring to the water and add to dry ingredients. Spoon mixture into squeeze bottles. As the mixture dries on paper it will take on a puffy appearance.
Corn Syrup Paint…
Disposable plastic cups
Old paint brushes
Pour corn syrup into plastic cups, add food coloring. Stirring until mixed thoroughly. You may make as many colors as you wish in different cups. When the corn syrup dries it turns translucent.
Condensed Milk Paint…
1 cup condensed milk
Mix 1 cup condensed milk with a few drops of food coloring. This makes a very bright, glossy colored paint.
Homemade Washable Paint…
Liquid Tempera Paint
Dreft Liquid Detergent
1. Mix 3/4 cups of paint to 1/4-cup liquid detergent
2. Stir well
1 T. white vinegar
2 T. baking soda
1 T. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. glycerin
Liquid food coloring
Plastic bottle caps from 2 liter bottles
1. Mix vinegar and baking soda together in a small bowl
2. When mixture stops bubbling, add cornstarch and glycerin. Mix well
3. Pour mixture into bottle caps
4. Add several drops of food coloring to the mixture in the bottle caps
5. Let dry overnight