The first project we experimented with was homemade sidewalk chalk ~just water, tempera paint, and plaster of paris in a yogurt cup!
Rowan and I tried to make paint with corn starch. It was very interesting. We put it in the freezer then took it out and let it melt on the patio. This is what happened. Hmmm what could we do with this in the future?
Rowan and I decided to experiment with rain pictures. We colored with markers on paper, then put them out in the rain. We left them out a little long, though, 'cause when we came back to get them, they were completely blank!
For our next experiment we made 2 really awesome paints that we will certainly make again and again: Salt Watercolor Paint and Cocoa Paint!
Both these paints were super easy to make. Just put the water on to boil. For the salt paint, just fill the bottoms of 6 muffin tin wells. Add desired food coloring to each (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple). Add hot water, and stir. Salt paint makes a beautiful sparkly textured wash.
For the cocoa paint, just fill the well with a couple teaspoons cocoa powder, stir in the hot water. Chocolatey smelling paint with a smooth texture! We loved it!
Fynn made this Plesiosaur with cocoa paint, swimming in a salty blue ocean.
Next came the flour paint. That turned out awesome! It made vibrant colors, almost the consistency of "regular" paint, except for being a little grainy and watery, but not enough to be a problem.
More to come!