Paint From Your Kitchen

1 Mar

March National Craft Month Logo

Do you have a good excuse for not being creative?  Maybe it is lack of ideas, supplies, time?  Does it take a national holiday to declare a day to set aside to create?  How about a whole month dedicated to crafts and crafting?  Well, look no further because March IS national craft month!

Aren’t you glad that Club Creative Studio informed you of this special month? Today’s post will give you a few ideas on how to create paint from kitchen or common home supplies. Give it a try and see how you can incorporate paint into your March crafting.

Nothing is quite as satisfying as making something with your own hands. Taking your creative thoughts from point A to point B.  Open your heart to Creation.  It doesn’t matter what your age or skill level, you can take steps to express your creativity and love of art or crafting.  Because crafting is such a well-liked pastime, the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) has dedicated the entire month of March to celebrating all that crafting has to offer.

So, check out your stock of supplies. What do you have in your “craft tool box”?

What craft supplies do you keep close at hand in your tool box?

I want to dedicate the following recipes to a cool “little craftier” a boy named Ronnie who appreciates art at the young age of seven. Maybe this can be a home project or he can teach his classroom how to “make paint” in one of their rotating “centers” at his school. Happy crafting and creating, Ronnie B.

Liquid Starch Finger Paint

1/4 liquid laundry starch

2 drops food coloring or 1 tsp. tempera paint

Mix in small bowl until blended.

Cornstarch Finger Paint

3 tbsp. sugar

1/2 cup cornstarch

2 cups cold water

Food coloring

Soap flakes or liquid dishwashing soap

Mix sugar and cornstarch in saucepan over low heat. Add cold water and stir until mixture is thick. Remove from heat. Divide into four or five portions (in muffin tins or cups). Add a drop or two of food coloring to each portion and a pinch of soap flakes or soap. Stir and let cool. Store in airtight container.

Condensed Milk Paint

1 cup condensed milk

Food coloring

Mix one cup of condensed milk with a few drops of food coloring. This makes bright glossy paint!

Frosting Paint(non-edible)

1 cup powdered tempera paint

2 tbsp. wallpaper paste

1/4 to 1/2 cup liquid laundry starch

Mix tempera paint with wallpaper paste. Add starch, mixing until thick enough to spread – like frosting. Place paint on a plastic lid and use popsicle sticks to spread.

Happy Birthday Ronnie B.

From: Ms. Veronica at Club Creative Studio

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2 Responses to “Paint From Your Kitchen”

  1. clubcreativestudio March 2, 2012 at 2:14 PM #

    Don’t tell him that his math skills come into play in mixing the ingredients for the home-made paint 😉 I hope you all fun creating some wonderful masterpieces. The recipie with the condensed milk would be my first choice to try, it is wonderful, bright and stays that way once dry. When I introduced this project to my students I “freaked them out” when I had a container of “paint” then put my finger in it and ate it! Good stuff!

  2. Marie Bowman March 2, 2012 at 1:47 PM #

    Ronnie’s checking supplies now and making a list because “we get to celebrate ALL month”!!!! He can’t wait to make his own paint. Thanks for making art fun!

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