|Written by Darlene Michaud|
How to Make Poster Paint
Kids love to paint. You can save money and have even more fun with your kids by making homemade poster paint! There are lots of recipes for homemade poster paint. This one is fairly simple and works really well. So make some paint and let your kids show off their artistic talents!
Step 1:Â GATHER THE POSTER PAINT INGREDIENTS -- You will need 3 tablespoons of sugar, 1/2 cup of cornstarch, 2 cups of cold water, food coloring, any dish soap, a spoon, a medium sauce pan, and small empty jars for paint storage (baby food jars or small jelly jars are perfect).
Step 2:Â MAKE THE POSTER PAINT -- Mix the sugar and cornstarch in the sauce pan with a spoon. Stir in the water and heat the mixture on low heat. Keep stirring until all the ingredients are blended and the sugar is dissolved.
Step 3:Â SEPARATE THE PAINT AND ADD THE COLOR -- Pour the warm paint mixture into small jars. Then add a few drops of food color to each jar of paint and stir in the food color with a clean spoon. Keep adding food color until you get the shade you want. Also add one drop of dish soap to each jar of paint. It helps make clean up easier! To store your paints, just put the covers on the jars and keep on any shelf. Shake or stir before each use.