DIY Puff Paint

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I would love to say all art projects I attempt to make are a huge success. But the truth is every once in a while I find myself bummed with the outcome of a project.

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My buddy and I were excited to create a 3-D painting. We had made fun colors and started to create. Yet the paint NEVER dried completely. It was a 80 degree day, it should have dried in an hour or so but that was not the case for us.  Not to mention our puffy paint went flat. UGGGGGGGGH. Why can’t our pictures look like the Pinterest post.  I laughed so hard when my little buddy said hashtag FAIL.

Play is always great but sometimes are adventures misses the marks. It still was worth the effort and the moment of play. Keep looking for art projects.

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DIY Edible Paint

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I love painting, however when I’m watching toddlers who love to stick everything in their mouths I recommend using edible paint as a safer choice. It’s super easy to make and fun to use on watercolor paper or cardstock paper.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbs Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Corn Starch
  • 2 cups Water
  • Food Coloring

Recipe:

  1. Mix together the dry ingredients.
  2. Add water to a saucepan on medium heat.
  3. Slowly add dry ingredients to the saucepan.
  4. Stir constantly.
  5. The mixture will begin to thicken.
  6. Once the mixture is smooth and thick remove it from the heat.
  7. Evenly divide the mixture between four containers.
  8. Add food coloring to each container. I used the Neon Food Coloring.
  9.  Allow the paint to cool for an hour before using.

HAPPY PAINTING!

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