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Childrens Party Activity – Glimmer Paints

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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!


  • 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 (:

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