Berries can produce colors like blue, purple, red and pink. With just a few ingredients you probably already have around the house, you can make your own homemade paint, using berries for a colorant. Homemade paint is a safe, toxin-free alternative to purchasing paints from the store. These paints are suitable for children to use as finger paints as long as you use homemade or all-natural bar soap without dyes or fragrance.
Things You'll Need
- 1 cup berries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup cornstarch
- Bar of soap (without dye or fragrance)
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Make the colorant. Thaw frozen berries in a colander over a bowl or simmer fresh berries in 1 cup of water for 30 minutes.
Strain the berries. Keep the liquid and reserve the berries for another use.
Grate the bar of soap to achieve 1/3 cup of soap flakes.
Put the soap flakes in a bowl and pour 1/2 cup of boiling water over them. Stir the mixture until the flakes dissolve.
Combine cornstarch with 1/2 cup of water to make a paste. Stir the paste into the soap mixture.
Add berry juice until desired color is achieved.