So it was Sunday, they were really in an artistic mood, and we were out of watercolors and paints of any type, actually. And what will mum do, other than to explore how we can make them ourselves.
Google-Almighty featuring Pinterest The Great offered a solution in this case as well. Children friendly colors can be made in several ways, and we tried two of them:
1. Flour, salt and water + food coloring
Mix the flour salt and water in equal proportions (for example, one tablespoon) and add a few drops of food coloring (the amount depends on the intensity of the color you want to achieve).
If you store them in a plastic container with a lid, they can last for some time, especially if you keep them in a fridge. Ours did not last long, because the girls really liked them, and quickly spent the entire amount we prepared.
Pictures painted with these colors have a sparkly look after drying - it's because of the salt used in their preparation.
2. Yogurt + food coloring
Me and the girls prefer this way- I because they are really simple for preparing, and the girls because these yogurt colors leave more uniform coating.
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But I would definitely recommend this as an outdoor activity, because the amount of mess is quite huge.
P.S. we were featured at this awesome linky party: