Monday, January 23, 2012

Little Artist

For this art project, we even made the paint. Directions are below.

What You Need:
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 Tablespoon sugar
1 cup cold water
Food coloring

You mix everything except for the food coloring in a pot and stir. Let it warm on the stove for 10 minutes at a low to medium setting. It will be thin at first but will thicken. When you are done, separate into little cups of some sort (jello cups, plastic tupperware, etc.). Let it cool. Then add the food coloring to make the color.

Then after making the paint, we did tape art. The girls put strips of paint on a file folder (we had our reasons for choosing a file folder). They made their own designs with the tape and then painted over it. After painting, they removed the tape. Viola! They had a masterpiece.

This is my oldest daughter's masterpiece.

This is my youngest daughter's masterpiece.


  1. These turned out beautifully!

  2. Thanks! I could really see us doing this on canvas and then they use the tape to do their name. Then painting all around it. :)