Pinterest Challenge: Homemade Paint

What a fab idea… great fun and money saving too 🙂

Folk Haven

I recently saw this on Facebook, and later found it on Pinterest. Perhaps you’ve seen it too.

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I love the idea of being able to inexpensively supply my kids with art supplies, and my son loves to mix, cook and experiment so this was an activity that HAD to happen.

We mixed up a full batch, waiting to mix in the food colors until we had divided it into four different containers.

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We found that the paint was super gritty, and additional stirring didn’t seem to help.

I took the kids outside to paint on some cardboard…

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And a tree…

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and my sensory-seeking son couldn’t resist the urge to go all out with the body paint.

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And while it was good, messy, non-toxic fun, the paint really didn’t adhere very well to much of anything, remaining grainy and pasty.

After giving the kids a good bath I began to wonder…

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One comment on “Pinterest Challenge: Homemade Paint

  1. Thank you for reblogging 🙂

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