Make your own bathtub paint with The Artful Parent quick recipe that can be enjoyed by all ages! Start drawing sea monsters, pirates or rainbows and if you haven't tried it, it's simple to make with only four ingredients, each of them things you can find in your kitchen cupboards.
- 1 Cup of Dish Soap - pick something you know your kids won't react to as they will be covered in it!
- 1/2 Cup of Cornstarch
1/2 Cup of Water
- Food colouring
1. In a sauce pan, mix the cornstarch into the cold water until it is dissolved—it should still be a bit pasty, but not clumpy. Then turn up the heat and bring the cornstarch water to a boil – stir constantly to make sure there are no chunks.
2. Add the soap and mix, heating on medium temperature until just boiling. The soap should have a gel-like consistency as it cools.
3. Add food colouring. We have found that food colouring has the best results, but have also used tempera paint, really anything water-based should work fine to colour the cornstarch/soap base.
4. Store your paint in an airtight container. The paint will separate slightly when stored, stir well before use. Test the paint on a patch of your tub to ensure that your food colouring does not stain – and have fun!
So not quite a recipe but it'll get you there, we're talking about none other than a sourdough starter from Delish. A sourdough starter is a collection of wild yeasts naturally found everywhere, from the air in your home to the flour you’re using. Every day at the same time you’ll feed it food and water and lovingly watch it come alive, observing its every rise and fall. Together, you and your starter can make anything, from pancakes to everybody's favourite and the most delicious of carbohydrate of all - sourdough bread.
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