Flour-Based Poster Paint

What's needed

1/4 cup flour

1 cup water

1/2 teaspoon liquid starch (matte) or liquid detergent (glossy) per container

Natural food coloring

Natural flavored extracts

Let's make it

Place flour into a pan. Slowly add 1 cup water while stirring to make a smooth paste. Heat, stirring constantly, until paste begins to thicken. Cool. Measure 1/4 cup paste into each small container. Add food coloring and extracts to each container. For a matte finish, add liquid starch. For a glossy finish, add liquid deter�gent. Store covered.

When mixing paint, keep in mind the age of your young artist. As a general rule, younger children require thicker paint and brushes. Adjust water as necessary for your child.

Recipes - Activity Supplies

Clays, Doughs, and Slimes
Glue and Paste
Natural Flavored Extracts
Natural Food Coloring
Wood, Fabric, and Other Materials

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