Monday, March 26, 2012

Glittery Puffy Paint

We are so very out of paint and have been for some time. Oh we have a tad bit of this and that but not the quality or quantity that we used to have. Truth is we have lots of orange and blue and some black and little bits of this and that. :) I have found some kids acrylic paint here in Turkey but it is spendy,especially because of all the variety of colors I want, and well I figure we can wait till we get back to the States and load up on lots and lots of colors for less.

Meanwhile I have so had an itch for my kids to paint other than with water colors. So I finally tried diy puffy paint. 
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 to 3/4 water
food coloring or a squirt of acrylic paint

Talk about simple. The kids went to town on our balcony the other day (Spring has hit our west corner with some fever) and were out there for hours. Painting and then having a paint show, in which I attended and clapped for the budding artists.

Adding glitter to puffy paint is a GREAT place to use glitter!!!!!
We just poured it in whatever color we wanted and stirred.
We bought large sheets of drawing paper for 25 kurus a piece and  cut and taped the paper to cardboard pieces in different sizes.
The cardboard pieces idea being used as a canvas of sort I found here. (this is one of my all time fav blogs btw)

using what we have to paint.... and enjoying the beginning of Spring.

In our little west corner,
Ps. have you noticed my new tab in pages "crafts kids can do" 
It is the beginning of a gallery of pictures of all the crafts we have done here in 'our little west corner". Feel free to click and see all our kids craft projects in one place. ~ I am excited about it all! A cup a tea to me.


KendasCrafts said...

cool idea! We'll have to try this!

Charlene Juliani said...

what fun! Thanks for sharing on Hey Mom, Look What I Did at Adventures In Mommy Land...hope to see you again soon!

Anonymous said...

This looks like so much fun! We'll definitely have to try it. Thanks for linking up with The Weekly Kid's Co-Op.

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