Sunday, June 16, 2013

Children paint - DIY

My girls absolutely love painting and always spend a great amount of color for their pieces of art.

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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And most important of all - the ingredients are edible (in both cases), so no problem if some color ends up in the mouth, as it usually happens with toddlers.

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:

We Made That

Let the play begin!

And we also participated at these parties: 

We Made That

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  1. These look so fun! I'm sure anyone who tries them will find them to be a great idea. :) Stopping by from SITSSHAREFEST. :)

  2. What a fun idea! I love using food for children's art projects. Thanks for partying with us.

    Robin @ Fluster Buster


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