POSTER PAINT

Decorative Plaster And Finger Paint

SQUEEZE BOTTLE PAINT

Decorative Plaster And Finger Paint

  • 2 c. white glue
  • 1/2 c. dry plaster of Paris
  • 1 c. powdered tempera

Mix together and add enough water to make the consistency of toothpaste.

Put into a squeeze bottle.

Use black squeeze paint to make outlines for “stained glass” effect.

When dry, use watercolors or markers to fill in when dry.

Use white to make “spider web” pictures. Dry flat overnight.

SALT DRIP PAINT

Decorative Plaster And Finger Paint

  • 1/2 c. salt
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • Dry tempera (any colors)
  • Water

Mix salt, flour, and dry tempera.

Stir in enough water to make a mixture with enough consistency to drip off of a spoon.

Use a funnel to fill squeeze bottles.

Let the children make a design by dripping from a squeeze bottle or dripping from a spoon onto construction paper.

Dry flat overnight.

SHINY PAINT

Decorative Plaster And Finger Paint

  • 1 part white glue
  • 1 part liquid tempera

Mix together and use right away or store in an airtight container.

Paint with brushes and allow to dry completely before touching.

Wash brushes before they dry.

INVISIBLE INK

Decorative Plaster And Finger Paint

  • 2 tbsp. cobalt chloride
  • 2 tsp. white dextrin
  • 3 1/2 tbsp. glycerin

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan.

Cook over low heat until well blended, stirring constantly.

Cool completely. Store in a tightly covered clean jar. The ink is pale pink on colored paper.

Expose to heat or light bulb and writing turns blue.

Note: Cobalt chloride and dextrin may be purchased from a chemical supply house and glycerin from a drug store.

POSTER PAINT

Decorative Plaster And Finger Paint

  • 1/4 c. flour
  • 1 1/2 c. water
  • 3/4 c. dry poster paint powder or dry
  • tempera paint
  • 2 tsp. colorless dish-washing
  • detergent (optional)
  • 2 tsp. liquid starch (optional)

Place flour in small saucepan. Gradually stir in 1 cup water.

Cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly.

Measure 1/4 cup mixture into each of 4 small clean jars.

Add 2 tablespoons water to each jar; blend well.

Add 1/2 teaspoon of dishwashing detergent to each jar. If a glossy finish is desired or add 1/2 teaspoon starch to each jar for a matte finish.

Store tightly covered. Mix well before using.

SOAP FLAKES PLASTER OR FINGER PAINT

Decorative Plaster And Finger Paint

  • 2 c. soap flakes
  • 2 c. liquid laundry starch
  • 4 to 6 drops food coloring

Beat with electric mixer at high speed until it gets the consistency of whipped cream.

Mix in food coloring. Use as finger paint or decorative plaster.

The mixture can’t be stored; prepare enough for each project.

LAUNDRY STARCH FINGER PAINT

Decorative Plaster And Finger Paint

  • 1 c. laundry starch
  • 2 qts. boiling water
  • 1 c. soap flakes
  • 1/2 c. talcum powder

Add boiling water slowly, stirring the starch constantly to avoid lumping.

Stir in soap flakes and talcum powder. This will make about 5 pints.

The adding of soap flakes to the paint acts as a binder.

This recipe can be used to finger paint on glass or over a heavy coat of crayons.

Have Fun!

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