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Homemade Paint!

homemade paint

As we spend more time at home and try to not run to the store for every little thing, I am finding that we are trying to use what we already have on hand. Or, make what we need from things we have here. OR, just make things because we have nothing else to do! For my son’s Art Week at school we were given some projects to create at home. One of the projects was window painting with homemade paint. I wanted to share it here because it’s quick, fun and cleans up easily!

Homemade Paint

Homemade Paint

  • Flour
  • Liquid Dish Soap
  • Warm Water
  • Food Colouring

Mix equal parts of flour, soap and warm water in a large bowl. We used 1/2 a cup of each, but depending on how much paint you’d like you can adjust. Use a whisk to ensure that all the flour is mixed in. Find some small bowls and add the uncoloured paint to them. We used old plastic applesauce containers that I keep in the craft supplies. Use food colouring to create your own custom colours of paint! A while back at the grocery store I found these Neon food colours, they created some really pretty shades.

homemade paint

We painted on the window at our front door with a variety of brush types. Any mistakes we made were easily wiped away with a wet cloth. We also tried the paint on paper and canvas, with success!

homemade painting

What homemade projects have you been enjoying with the kids? Let us know!

Every Day GirlEdmonton Real Estate


To Trash or Not To Trash? Managing Kids’ Memorabilia

Child's artwork

Updated: July 2, 2023

One of the things that I struggle with on a daily/weekly/monthly basis is how much evidence of my kid’s childhood really needs to be saved? You only get one shot to collect memorabilia to immortalize your child’s early years, and the pressure is on. I don’t want to screw it up, but will I still care about their very first scribble when I am 60? If I do, how many pieces of scribble paper do I keep?

What about their first onesie, or their first soccer jersey? And what about the first time they wrote their name in all capitals? Or the first time they wrote their name with just the initial capital? Or the first time they wrote their name using cursive?

It is a very slippery road I tread here, and I don’t wish to be a future guest on Hoarders. Does anyone else deal with this incredible mental battle each time it comes to children’s items?

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How to Plan an Auntie’s Craft Day for Pre-Teen Nieces 

  To start, full disclosure: I have a child-free house. When I met my Mr. Right, he had two teenaged boys. They grew up, ate all of the food in the house, and moved away. Meanwhile, my brother had kids who came out crafty. We’ve been running a sleepover Auntie Lori’s Craft Camp for five summers now. Here are some ideas on how to keep a one-day version sunshine-y and fun—for everyone.   Read more

Independent Summer Research Activity For Kids (with Free Printable)

Little girl sitting on grass reading a book during golden hour light

My daughter came home from school this week and let me know she had been wanting to research giraffes but ran out of time during the school day.  She was REALLY sad, so I suggested she do it over the summer, that we could get some books from the library and have some fun with it. She got very excited and asked if she could research a bunch of different animals over the summer. The gears started turning – this could be something to help keep her busy!

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