Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins

All the recipes I found here were calling for either cornstarch(I was out) or glycerin (didn't have any). I found this on DD is working on it right now.With 1/3 cup of water and 1/3 cup of flour we got enough to make three colors, enough for one time painting. Update:it works! The painting I made was nice, no cracks. The one DD did,crinkled up the paper. She poured the paint on the paper and worked from there. I 'm happy with the result.


  1. Put water into a large bowl.
  2. Slowly add the flour, while the children are stirring.
  3. Once it's all mixed together, divide into smaller bowls and add food coloring.
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I found this to work ok, it looked a bit grainy and was hard to make distinct pictures with, but would be fine for little kids who just want to mess around a bit.

momaphet March 27, 2011

This is great! I love how easy it was to throw together, and my son was fascinated that I could change the blue to green/purple/whatever before his eyes. I used 2 T each of the water and flour and it was enough to entertain his short attention span LOL. I was pleasantly surprised, too, that the food coloring didn't stain our fingers. DS liked using the whisk from stirring to paint! Made for our VIP chef, Veg*n Swap 27.

smellyvegetarian November 01, 2010