Last week, Lila and I experimented with making paint. It didn´t work well at all.
First, I couldn´t find the food coloring, so really, all we had was white paint. Then, it didn´t give very good coverage and was rather grainy. Still, we decided to make the best of things and instead used it for glue. It wasn´t perfect as glue, but it worked.
So today, we tried glue again. Only this time, I left out the oil and salt. Just flour and enough water for it to form a gluey, gloppy paste. Bad paint, great glue.
As you can see, it´s mixed media. Paint, markers, crayon, glitter glue, flowers and of course, our homemade glue. It worked extremely well. Sort of makes me not want to eat floury products anymore, though.
As for the paint, we´ll keep trying. Perhaps if we add the salt, but lessen the amount of vegetable oil used the consistency will be smoother and not as gloppy. Also, it woudln´t hurt to give it a whirl in the blender. See what that does.
As for color, I still haven´t found our food coloring. Very disappointed that I lost it, too. We used that coloring for everything from art projects to cooking, and Lila loved it. I haven´t seen any in stores here.
What we will do instead is attempt to create our own colors by boiling plants and flowers in water. Beets, for example. Then, we´ll use the colored water to make our paint.