Homemade Confetti Paint - Recipe for Play
You know how much we love making homemade paint! A few recent favorites include kool aid puffy paint, scented sidewalk chalk paint, and frozen smoothie paint. The other day I was flipping through the Discount School Supply catalog, and I saw these cool confetti finger paints. I was tempted to buy a set, but then I realized I could likely make my own confetti paint. I love experimenting and creating new recipes for play, and this confetti paint could not have been more simple!
Directions: Fill the container with hair gel, add food coloring and confetti, and mix. How simple is that? I get my hair gel at Dollar Tree to save money. *Update* A reader commented with a concern about using hair gel with young children. This base recipe for fall sticky paints would be a perfect and safe alternative!
Once the paints were all mixed up, I set up an invitation to paint for Tank and Peanut (24 months).
As always, Peanut was the first to start creating.
The confetti paint was gorgeous! This might be my favorite homemade paint recipe yet.
It's shiny and dries with a glossy finish.
It's perfect both for finger painting and painting with brushes.
I wasn't sure how the hair gel would dry, but it turned out beautiful just like store bought paint.
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