How about some messy fun today? Did you know that you can make your own paint with only TWO ingredients- shaving cream and food coloring!
All you need for the paint is:
And if you want to make a book from your finished paper:
Place an egg-sized dollop of shaving cream in each cup, one for each color you want to make. Most liquid food colors only come in four colors- red, yellow, blue and green. So if you want to make secondary colors like orange or purple, you can mix them right in the cups. Add 5-8 drops of food color on top of each dollop of shaving cream, then mix well with the craft stick.
Now you are ready to paint- either with your fingers, or spread around like frosting, or smashed with the swatter!
This is a perfect activity for kids of all ages- it’s sensory (both olfactory and tactile) and the colors get more intense on the paper as they dry!
And when you are done, you can make a cool book like this- with only a few folks, snips with your scissors, and glue stick and some duck tape.
In this three-minute tutorial, you’ll see how easy- and FUN- it is to mix colors, ways to make patterns, and then how to make an origami-style book to hold your secrets and treasures.
Have fun being creative!
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