This is a great childrens party activity. The kids can make the paint and then use it for a childrens craft project. This is a puffy, glossy paint that sparkles when dry. You can make it with things that you already have in your kitchen. That’s right, no trip to Michaels Arts and Craft Store needed!

Materials:

  • ½ cup salt
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup water
  • food coloring

Mix salt, flour, and water. The mixture should be about the consistency of pudding. Add food coloring until the desired shade is reached, then use a funnel to transfer the paint to a squeeze bottle. You can also transfer the paints to ziplock bags, then snip off one tiny corner of each bag,

Use these paints on heavy paper or cardboard (cut a paper bag apart into one big sheet or use a discarded cardboard box) and allow paintings to air-dry overnight.

Store leftover paints in the refrigerator in airtight containers for up to three days; stir or shake before using.

Note: I’ve used these paints up to two weeks after making them, but no guarantees (: