Homemade watercolor paints!
Finding this was amazing because my daughter LOVES to paint. I prefer watercolors because they clean up so much easier than other paints.
So here is my adventure….
Mix 4 Tbsp Baking Soda and 2 Tbsp Vinegar in a bowl (this is a fun for the kiddos to see the reaction)
I found this sweet little 8 compartment container at Michaels for only $1.99.
Pour the mixture into each compartment. You can also use a mini muffin tin, little plastic containers, or anything else you thing will work.
Add a few drops of food coloring into each compartment to make the desired color. I would recommend NO MORE than 3 drops.
(If you put too much in or you feel that the mixture is too 'liquidy" you will have to add more cornstarch to make up for the extra liquid. I learned the hard way.)
Use a tooth pick to mix the cornstarch mixture and food coloring together.
After lots of drips and mixing and a bit of a mess you end up with this.
I am not patient and my daughter was dying to use the paints. At one point I was not sure it would work. But low and behold, IT WORKED!!!!!
Now you can make beautiful watercolor painting for only pennies!