Make Your Own Watercolor Paints
Save money by making this substitute for those expensive paint sets you buy
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons baking soda
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/4 tablespoon glycerin
- plastic bottle caps or paint pans, or Styrofoam egg carton
- red, yellow and blue food coloring
Mix vinegar and baking soda together in a small bowl.
When mixture stops foaming, add cornstarch and glycerin, mixing well.
Pour mixture into bottle caps or paint pans.
Add several drops of a different food coloring to each pan or cap or
- Stir until the color is well-mixed. Be sure to add plenty of
coloring, since the tint will lighten upon drying. Mix primary colors to make
secondary colors. For intense colors, try kool-aid or food coloring paste
(Wilton makes great food coloring pastes).
Let set overnight to harden.
These paints tend to be more powdery than the store sets.
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