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Old 12-16-2010, 10:15 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone have any recipes for safe paint that I can use with my toddler? Have you made/used your recipe before? Do you like it? Will it work on wood?

 

I found one using cornstarch soap, water and natural dyes. I used turmeric to make yellow. It turned out fine. The blue (bluberries) and red (pomegranites) are more muted colors. I am not sure how this paint will work on wood. Since we will not be eating this, how safe would it be to use food coloring when making our paints?

 

I have a few unfinished wooden frames that I want to paint with DS for family members. Our goal is a very low budget yet special gift.  I figured I would make paints and let his creativity make the frames unique. I did buy some alphabet stickers for him to put his name on after they are dry. I fgured I could finish them with polyurethane later.  Any other ideas are gladly welcomed!


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Old 12-22-2010, 12:33 PM
 
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I am an artist, but I do not make my own paints. However, artists have for years. What about egg tempura paint? Google it. Or you could ask on the wetcanvas forums. good luck.

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