Homemade Glitter Paint - Recipe for Play
Okay seriously, this might be our most gorgeous homemade paint recipe yet. It's so sparkly! We made sparkly finger paint recently, and they made me so happy. I wanted to make glitter paints again, but this time I wanted a quick, lo prep recipe for play.
How to Make Sparkly Paint
Directions: I made these sparkly paints the same way I made our fall sticky paints. I put roughly one tablespoon of corn syrup in a bowl and added some liquid water color paint and glitter. I didn't measure. You can see above about how much I used per batch. I was pretty generous with the glitter, but I wanted the paint to really shine.
Once every color was mixed and ready I set them out on our picnic table alone with cardstock and paintbrushes. Three of my boys immediately joined me at the table, eager to paint.
This paint recipe is super glossy, and the glitter adds a spectacular shine.
Somehow all of our paint recipes become finger paints. Corn syrup paint has a unique texture to it. It is a tad bit sticky, although not so sticky that it doesn't spread easily.
The sparkly paints are super glossy when wet.
They dry with more of a matte finish, and the paint holds up well on paper.
More sparkly recipes for play: