This is a recipe to make paints right in your own kitchen. You can use regular food color or Kool Aid or even other brands of drink mixes, such as Crystal Lite. If you don’t have paint brushes you can be creative and use cotton swabs or sponges that have been cut into smaller pieces or shapes. You might even crinkle up a ball of paper and use it as a stamp to transfer the paint to paper or object. Finger painting is fun too!
3 cups of water boiled and left to sit until it is room temperature
2 cups flour (to be divided between 2 colors)
½ cup salt (to be divided between 2 colors)
3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
2 Kool-Aid flavors
Boil 3 cups of water then leave off the burner until it reaches room temperature.
While the water is cooling, mix together dry ingredients. In each bowl mix 1 cup of flour, ¼ cup of salt, and 1 pack of Kool-Aid.
Stir Once the water has cooled, mix in oil then divide in half (1 ½ cups for each bowl)
With a wooden or firm spoon, mix 1 ½ cup of liquid into the first bowl of dry ingredients. Make sure to get all of the lumps out of the mixture. Use a whisk to help.
Add more flour by the tablespoon until it reaches a “paint” consistency.
Do the same for the second bowl of dry ingredients. Pour mixture into a bottle or bowl.
Shake and paint!
If you don’t have paper, rocks, or the sidewalk are fun to paint too!
If paint starts to thin, add more flour. If your paint is too thick, add more water.