Manual DIY or coloring activities are well known for their ability to awaken the creative fiber in every child. Painting, glue and modeling clay are essential elements for these activities. If you think that you need to go to the store every time to get some, think again, there are very simple, non-toxic and economical ways to make it in two easy steps.
How to make paint?
To make paint, you will need 3 tbsp. sugar, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 cup flour, 2 cups water and finally food coloring.
Mix all ingredients in one container before cooking on low heat. Continue mixing the ingredients until you get a thick liquid. Once the preparation is divided into different containers, add a few drops of food coloring for the colors.
How to make a modeling clay?
To make play dough, you will need 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup cornstarch, 1/2 cup fine salt, 2 tbsp. tablespoon oil, 1 cup water and food dyes.
First, mix the flour, cornstarch, and oil. In another container, dilute the dye with water. When both preparations are ready, mix them and add some oil. Once well kneaded, cook this mixture over low heat, stirring regularly. You will know that the modeling clay is ready when it comes off the walls of the pot. Keep the modeling dough in sealed jars for at least two months.
How to make a 100% natural glue?
There is a very simple way to make a natural glue that is perfect for cutting, gluing or papier-mache activities.
For this, you will need 1 glass of flour, 1 tsp. sugar and 1 glass of water.
Mix all the ingredients before cooking the mixture over low heat. Once the mixture is on the heat, continue to mix until a smooth paste is obtained. If the resulting dough is too thick, you can add a little water until you have the consistency you want. The glue obtained must be stored in the refrigerator for at least two days. Particularly suitable for cardboard and paper, it is also very effective for sticking wallpaper. For this, simply multiply the dosages by ten and add gasoline turpentine at a rate of one glass per liter, which will keep insects away and improve drying thanks to its drying properties.