This is another one of those Life Skills every mother should know along with Play Do and Pipe Cleaner People. This recipe makes lovely smooth, shiny paint… great for smooshing between fingers or painting with fat brushes.
Meet the Players:
- 1/2 a cup of cornflour
- 1 cup of cold water
- 2 tbs plain gelatine
- 2 cups of boiling water
- food coloring or poster paint
Let’s Play the Game:
Step 1: Put 1/4 of your cold water into a cup and pour the gelatine on top of it.
Leave it to stand. It is meant to look sort of lumpy and unusable.
Step 2: Use your remaining cold water and make a paste with the cornflour in a pot.
Step 3: Add your 2 cups of boiling water and stirring all the time heat on medium heat until it boils. You have to stir it all the time to avoid lumpy paint.
As soon as the mixture boils take it off the heat.
Step 4: Warm your gelatine until it melts. Use a double boiler or a microwave – watch it…trust me on this, it is very sticky if it boils over! But isn’t too hard to clean up – just use lots of cold water!!!
Step 5: Pour the gelatine into your hot cornflour and water mixture. Stir it through.
Step 6: Separate into small containers and add food coloring or poster paints. Cool it and use it.
Step 7: You are done. Store it in the fridge… I have no idea for how long, it never lasts more than a day or two here!!!