All it calls for is white sugar, cornstarch and water. Measure it out (1/2 c. cornstarch, 4 tbsp white sugar and 2 c. cold water), stir it so the ingredients combine, bring it to a boil and the mixture thickens to a gel consistency. It is amazing! I separated out a spoon full in a couple different containers and mixed food coloring in with it to color the 'paint'. There was plenty left over (which I saved in a tupperware to use the next rainy day) so it is a multiple day activity! You really don't need more than a tablespoon or so per color, a little really goes a long way. My children decided they would rather paint with brushes, so I grabbed some of our Dollar Tree brushes for them to use.
It was a lot of fun! We used butcher paper to make a mural and decorated it with foam stickers of flowers and butterflies to give it a spring feel. I was surprised how fast the paint dried after I hung up the painting.
We also had a lot of fun drawing with chalk
and dry erase markers on the boards
I made when we were in Texas.
|DIY Chalk-Marker boards|