Monday, July 18, 2011
Turning School Glue Into Paint
Painting with glue is one of C's favorite art activities. With glue about to be lowered to the next to nothing, back to school prices, I didn't mind sacrificing a few, half empty bottles, to make her "paint", today.
It simply takes a few drops of food coloring, in a half empty bottle of glue, like what we use to make homemade window clings, and glue pendants. The amount of food coloring, depends on the shade you want, but a few drops go a long way.
Fresh glue can be added on top of the food coloring, to fill the bottle up to 3/4s of the way full, leaving room at the top, so the glue can be mixed together with the food coloring. I usually turn the bottles upside down for a while, to let the color blend all the way through...
...before offering it to the children, with a large pile of scrap paper.
The older children like to make detailed pictures, and designs.
But, C really likes to cover pages in dots of color, and geometric shapes.
Both of which dry, if not smeared, glossy, and puffy, and perfect.
It's great to be a homeschooler.