I found this idea on Pinterest. It originally came from the blog ECE Made Easy. The examples on the site really caught my eye because when the paint is dry it still looks wet! And who doesn’t love that still wet look of paint??? So, we picked up some condensed milk (in a tube!) at the grocery store and brought it home.
The directions for making the paints are really simple- combine some condensed milk with a few drops of food coloring, mix and paint. The original poster mixed the paints in an ice cube tray (great idea!), but since we do not have an extra tray in the house, I used some small paper cups and put them in our paint tray. I used liquid water colors instead of food coloring because I LOVE my liquid water colors and never really get to use them (they can be messy and hard to get out). The one caution I would share is that the liquid water colors make the paint more watery than the food coloring so do not add too much or you will get runny paints. Our paint was a bit runny, but still worked fine.
When my son painted his first stroke, he froze and stared at the paint on his paper and simply said, ”Wow.” He loved it and to be quite honest I had a great time playing with this new kind of paint as well.
- condensed milk ( 1 can is fine)
- food coloring or liquid water colors
- paper– we used a slighty heavier white paper that is a bit shiny and it worked nicely
To Prepare the Paint:
- Mix a little bit of condensed milk and a few drops of coloring.
- Use a new container for each color
- Allow to dry (note– paint is sticky even when dry!)
- I put our leftover paints in the fridge. I hope to use them again later in the week. Not sure how this will work out, but it is worth a try.
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