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Old 03-22-2012, 01:00 PM   #1
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Is tempera (spelling?) the way to go for home play painting? I want to mix with soap for bath paints, window and then other mixes for finger and spray? What do you use?

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Some tempera is made from pigment and will stain depending on the color. Maybe you could try the Eco kids paints?? Just keep in mind that "washable" does not mena it will not stain Aumi or household items
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Magenta and Purple stain... it comes off with bleach.

You can try some of the home made paints.
http://pinterest.com/pin/96475616987111169/

http://www.kiboomu.com/2011/01/17/ma...with-the-kids/

If you use tempra (we buy tons of tempra) then you can shave Ivory soap into a bowl and use the shavings to make the paint thicker and fluffy. Otherwise, you can use tear free shampoo for the tub.

Sidewalk chalk paint with Cornstarch is a blast... but very hard to wash off.. it just seems to move, but not wash off, and it's slippery when it dries. So, you have to wash it off the sidewalk if your kids are going to run around out there.... I live in Phoenix, where the chance of rain is very slim, so a hose is required.
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We bought washable color paints.

I was going to make my own edible (but gross) kind, but read that food dye just creates stains.

So I bought crayola washable and it's great. So far just on paper though. Although we stuck her straight in the tub and had no issues with it staining the tub.
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Magenta and Purple stain... it comes off with bleach.

You can try some of the home made paints.
http://pinterest.com/pin/96475616987111169/

http://www.kiboomu.com/2011/01/17/ma...with-the-kids/

If you use tempra (we buy tons of tempra) then you can shave Ivory soap into a bowl and use the shavings to make the paint thicker and fluffy. Otherwise, you can use tear free shampoo for the tub.

Sidewalk chalk paint with Cornstarch is a blast... but very hard to wash off.. it just seems to move, but not wash off, and it's slippery when it dries. So, you have to wash it off the sidewalk if your kids are going to run around out there.... I live in Phoenix, where the chance of rain is very slim, so a hose is required.

The soap you add to the tempra paint is called "paint extender" but basically it is soap. It is added to make the paint go farther, thicker texture, and wash off easier.

Food coloring is tough to get out of clothes. I tried to steer clear of food coloring or be really liberal with its application.
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