I saw this idea on one of my favorite blogs, The Pumpkin Patch, and had to try it out with my kids. Oh my gosh! It really works!!!
Here’s what you’ll need:
** 1 Tablespoon self rising flour
** 1 Tablespoon salt
** 4 teaspoons water
** food coloring
** Q tips (or brushes)
** small containers
In a small container mix the flour, salt and water together until smooth. Do this same process in as many containers as you want colors. Add a few drops of food coloring to each and stir.
You can use Q tips to paint with or brushes. I think brushes would be easier to use because they would be smaller, but we used Q tips. You can paint on plain paper or print out free coloring pages on the internet. There are a ton of sites to do this. A couple of them are here, here and here. Make sure you don’t paint it on so thick it soaks through the paper but definitely thick enough to puff up.
“It’s like magic” I told my kids. And they thought I was pretty clever! Now THAT’S worth everything!!!