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Super Simple Paint

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“I can think of no easier way to make paint for kids to play with. This makes a chalky paint; and is excellent for painting on construction paper, side walks or even a chalk board. It will wash off of most things, though you should read the package of food coloring to see if it is washable. We use (clean) kitchen sponges as paintbrushes.”
READY IN:
5mins
YIELD:
6 pots
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large bowl mix water and starch (corn starch is a polymer and the faster you stir the thicker it gets -- weird!).
  2. Pour mixture into 6 smaller bowls or paint pots.
  3. Add 3 or 4 drops of coloring to each bowl to make the colors of the rainbow.
  4. Paint, stir pots frequently and GENTLY to re-mix.
  5. If you are painting on construction paper this should dry very fast, which is fun for impatient kids who don't like to wait for the next color.

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