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Homemade Doodle Paint

| DIY - Crafts | August 15, 2012

Homemade Doodle Paint

This is such a fun craft to do with your kids! The doodle paint is made with ingredients that most of you already have in your cabinets…so what can be better than that?! The paint is super easy to make and my kids absolutely LOVED doodling with it! The paint dries with a glittery sheen and has a puffy, raised texture to it.

Here’s a list of everything you’ll need on hand to create this fun doodle paint:

- Squeeze bottles for the paint: I used 6oz. bottle from Wilton¬†(you can get these in the chocolate making section of any craft store…I found mine at Jo Ann Fabrics they were about $2 for 2 bottles)
- Flour
- Salt
- Water
- Coloring: You can use tempera paint (wet or dry), food coloring or natural coloring agents such as beet juice, raspberry or blueberry juice reduction, etc.¬†For mine, I used Wilton’s gel food coloring because they already come in almost any color imaginable (plus I already had them in my cabinets and I loved the concept of keeping everything non-toxic – or edible – too! You just never know…kids are crazy)!
- Glass/Plastic bowls
- Spoons/Whisks
- Funnel: optional…but it helps with getting the paints into the squeeze bottles
Here are the simple instructions:Follow these instruction for each paint color you’d like to create!
In a bowl, mix equal parts: Flour, Water & Salt. I used 1/2 cup of each and it worked really well for the squeeze bottles I had. Mix this really well with a spoon or whisk…no clumps. You can add more or less water depending on the consistency of paint you’d like, but it seemed that an equal (or just barely less) amount of water worked the best. Once that mixture is blended well, add a smidgen of coloring…and by smidgen …I mean smidgen! The more coloring you add, the more vibrant your paints will be. Get creative here…you can create a light pink and a dark pink paint by using the same coloring…just add more or less of the color depending on the shades you want to create! You can even blend colors together to create unique colors or other colors you may not have on hand – this might require Kindergarten art theory 101 (red+blue=purple), but you can handle it! Once the paint is blended with the coloring, use your funnel to pour each paint color into it’s own squeeze bottle. The paint is then ready to be put into the hands of your little Picassos. I love the fact that this paint is non-toxic and it can be made at the drop of a hat on a rainy day!

Word to the wise…this paint works best if you use a thicker paper (or even posterboard) to doodle on – because of it’s water base, it might soak the paper if it’s in the hands of a wiley toddler!

Source:

http://www.delawarecountymoms.com/2011/07/getting-crafty-with-nicole-homemade.html

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