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Paint Recipes November 15, 2008

Filed under: For Kids — obsidian @ 2:14 pm

Cornflour Glue/ Translucent Paint
Simply add 1 tb cold water to 1 tb of cornflour and mix well. Add 1 cup of boiling water and stir until thickens. Use 2tb cornflour for a thicker paint/glue. To make this into paint, just add food colouring.

Tempera-like Paint
Mix together 1/2 teaspoon vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon cornflour and 10 drops food colouring. Adjust the paint by adding more vinegar if the paint is too thick, or cornflour if it is too thin.

Tempera Paint
Separate an egg, keeping the yolk. Use paper towels to dry off as much white as possible, then prick the yolk and gently squeeze out the contents. Mix with equal parts water, then add powdered coloured chalk or food colour.

“Puffy” Paint
Mix together equal parts of cornflour and cold water, then mix in equal parts flour, salt and boiling water, then add food colouring. You can use a piping bag or squeeze bottles to apply this. It will dry raised like “puffy paint”, though it can be brittle and flake off when dried.

Flour Paste Paint (Opaque)
In a saucepan, mix 1/4 cup flour with 1 cup water, and heat while stirring until it thickens. Add 2 teaspoons dish washing liquid, mix well then scoop out into individual containers. Add the food colourings or powdered paint, and extra water if you want it thinned down.

Face Paint Recipe #1
Mix together 1 part cold cream and 2 parts cornflour, then add food colouring or crushed eyeshadow to make colours. Store in airtight containers.

Face Paint Recipe #2
Mix 1/2 teaspoon cold cream with 1 tablespoon cornflour. Then mix in 1/2 teaspoon cold water and stir well. Add drops of food colour. Store in airtight containers.


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