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Salt and Flour Paint

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Salt and Flour Paint

Create paint using 2 ingredients salt and flour. 

Materials Needed: 

  • 1/2 cup flour 
  • 1/2 cup salt 
  • 1/2 cup water 
  • Liquid watercolour/food colouring. 

What to do: 

  • Blend flour and salt. 
  • Add 1/2 cup water. 
  • Mix until smooth. 
  • Divide into 3 sandwich bags/containers. 
  • Add a few drops of food colouring to each bag. 
  • Mix together. 
  • Paint ready to use.

Hints and Tips: 

  • For thinner paint add more water. 
  • Transfer paint to squeeze bottles 
  • Dries quickly. 
  • Dries a little puffy. 
  • Grainy texture because of salt. 

Home Made Paint. TinkerLab

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 2 year+
  • Number of Children: Small Group (4)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    Following directions.

    Play and create. 

    Listen and follow directions, ask questions.


  • Play Based Learning: Sensory Play, Manipulative Play, Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Art and Craft
  • Games Categories: Art and Craft
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 4
  • Sub Outcomes:

    4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another.

Created On April 18, 2023 Last modified on Tuesday, April 18, 2023
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