Saturday, August 7, 2010

Playtime!: Milk Paints

Okay, our celebration of breastmilk has gone too far when we're talking about using it for crafts, but I came across this recipe for making your own milk paint and I had to smile because it sort of goes along with our theme this week. Just so you know, this is NOT about using breastmilk, just the ordinary old powdered stuff you may have in your food storage. Hurray for milk!

Powdered Milk Paint
1/2 cup powdered nonfat milk
1/2 cup water
Powdered Paint Pigments

Mix milk and water until milk is completely dissolved. Divide liquid into as many different containers as colors you want to use. Carefully and slowly add paint pigment to each container, a teaspoon at a time, until desired hue is achieved.

This paint dries quickly to a glossy, opaque finish. It does not dust, chip, or come off on your hands the way poster paint does. Use water to thin paint and to clean your brushes. Store this leftovers in airtight containers in the refrigerator and use within a week.

1 comment:

Kumi said...

Very interesting!