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It is such fun making our own paints and we have done this in the past.

This time the children mixed equal quantities of water …

flour …

and salt …

in a bowl.

It was quite a thick mixture.

They were keen to add some colour …

then spooned it into sqeeze bottles.

What great exercise for their hands squeezing and squeezing that paint onto some firm card.

After they had made wiggly lines all over the place …

they decided to use paint brushes to spread it around a bit.

It wasn’t glamorous, but was thick and textured and dried hard with a sheen to it.

Very interesting!


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5 Responses to “squeeze paint”

  1. avatar loobydoo@xtra.co.nz says:

    love it!!! This is an awesome activity that promotes loads of independence and a great result at the end!!!

    ::: Thanks loobydoo it certainly was a lot of fun! :) :)


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  3. avatar Amy says:

    This is also awesome if you use self raising flour and put the painitng in the microwave for a few seconds (depending on how much the piled on) the paint cooks and it puffs up. Makes a really cool texture!

    ::: We tried that one too Amy … SUCH good fun! :) :)

  4. avatar Amy says:

    Opps, just read the one about Puff paint…. Same idea!! But it is really cool!!

    :: It WAS really cool too Amy! :) :)



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