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- 3 tbs sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup corn starch
- 2 cups water
Combine everything in small saucepan, stir together and warm until mixture thickens. Let it cool a bit, then pour into containers and add food coloring to create different colors.
- I used a roll of white paper for most early painting/coloring projects since kids don’t have a huge appreciation for paper edges…or wet paint for that matter. This way, the paper is taped to the table (so it can’t be thrown on the floor or smashed against another kids face, hypothetically of course) and there is less table clean up. I just cut the pictures down/apart after the paint dried.
- We paint naked and with hair in pony or pig tails…this stuff is pretty easy to clean up, but sometimes it's just easier to cut out more work before you make it, ya know?
- I stored our paint in some small plastic food containers so that we could use it again, but when I opened it a couple of days to a week later, it did have some mold on top so it's not great for long term storage. Not a huge deal considering how quick and easy the recipe is, but good to know!
- FUN FACT – Purple isn’t as easy to mix as you would think – hence the brown/maroon color