Arts and crafts is a favorite activity with my kids! Whether we’re playing with homemade play dough or making DIY toys from stuff around the house, my kids love reinventing and repurposing things! I guess they take after Mama!
Today, I’m excited to share with you all a SUPER simple recipe for making homemade Glossy Paints for Kids! This recipe only requires TWO ingredients and you might even have everything you need in your kitchen right now! This paint recipe actually has food-safe ingredients, so this paint is safe for even the littlest artists!
Let’s get to the easy recipe!
Homemade Glossy Paints for Kids
light corn syrup
food coloring (different colors)
1. In a small muffin tin, add about 1/4 cup of corn syrup to each of the containers. Feel free to dilute slightly with water to get the paint to “stretch” further!
2. Add drops of food coloring to each container to achieve the color saturation you’re looking for! In some wells, add just one color, and in other wells, add multiple colors to achieve a secondary color. Discuss with your kids how mixing equal amount of yellow and red forms orange. Discuss how mixing varying amounts of yellow and red form a lighter and darker orange.
3. Whip out the paintbrush and a piece of white paper! Start painting with your little ones!
Once done painting, let the paper dry fully. Then, you may hang up the masterpiece!
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