An inexpensive rainy day project: DIY glimmer paint in two steps #How-To & DIY#art#budget-friendly#diy#lil kids#toddlers October 25 | Stephanie Kaloi I wasn't sure if my son and I would ever attempt another colorful DIY creation after the Great Rainbow Slime Fail of 2012, but this recipe for DIY glimmer paint seemed too good to pass up. It's sparkly AND colorful? COME ON, NOW. We were stuck inside on a dismal day when I decided to be bold and attempt to DIY again… here's how you can make your own shiny paint (note: it's a little hard to see the glimmer in the photos, but it's there)! We had all the necessary items except food coloring, so this little experiment only cost me $3. What you need Half a cup of salt Half a cup of flour Half a cup of water Food coloring How you do it My favorite part about this entire experience is you can accomplish it in TWO STEPS: two. It makes DIY for the chronically challenged DIYer so eeeeeasy: Mix together the salt, flour, and water; the mixture should be about the consistency of pudding. Add food coloring until the desired shade is reached (note: we divided the batter into three cups so we could make different colors of paint). You can use a funnel to transfer the paint to a squeeze bottle… or you can just dump the paint out on a plastic-bag covered plate and finger paint like we did! Another option: transfer the paints to a ziplock bag and cut off one corner of the bag for a make-it-yourself applicator. A celebration of the first year: it's a birthday party round-up! My kid just turned nine-months-old, and if those nine months are any indication, he'll be turning one before I even finish typing this post. I... [more] The great thing? This can appeal to kids across the ages: babies can get their fingers all dirty and gross, toddlers will have fun mixing and matching the colors, and older kids can help with the prep and the painting. Who knows? Maybe there's a teen or two out there that would also dig it. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Stephanie Kaloi I am the former editor of Offbeat Families, and owner/photographer at Stephanie Kaloi Photography in Portland, OR. PREVIOUS Born at home: a home birth video NEXT How do you avoid passing down your own phobias to your kids? Toggle comments [ 5 ] I know what I am doing with my little guy this weekend!! 1 agrees The glimmer paint is great and all but the COFFEE CUP IS GORGEOUS! 0 agree I LOOOOOVE THOSE CUPS! Found them at a thrift store for like 25 cents each, and I use them every day for everything. 1 agrees o_0 That makes it even better/me more jealous. 0 agree I missed the step where you add something that makes it glimmer — or does it just do that naturally? 0 agree Comments are closed.