Kids love to colour and paint, with both hands and brushes and sponges. It is important that we have available colours specially formulated for them, non-toxic and completely natural. We decided to prepare them at home and to colour them with fruit and vegetables and spices that we all have available. Here is the simple recipe…

Person Coloring Art With Crayons

FIVE COLOUR RECIPE

Finger colours are made with just 4 ingredients, are 100% natural and you can use 2 types of dyes to prepare them: fruit, vegetables and spices or dyes for food use. They are kept in the refrigerator for about 2 months. Let’s get a cup of any size and let’s get started!

INGREDIENTS

  • A cup of cornstarch
  • A cup of flour
  • Two tablespoons of salt
  • 3 cups of water

METHOD

  1. First we put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them with the mixer or food processor until a smooth and homogeneous liquid mixture is obtained
  2. Put the mixture in a saucepan and heat it over very slow heat until it is the same consistency of tempera colors
  3. Get glass jars or small airtight containers and pour in the dough
  4. Allow to cool and add the colorant

HOW TO COLOUR THE DOUGH:

There are two ways to colour the dough . The food colours that are on the market or the fruit, vegetables and spices .

COLOURING THE DOUGH WITH FRUIT, VEGETABLES AND SPICES

Here are the ingredients that you can mix with the dough to get the desired color, add a little ‘time until you get the color you want

  1. RED: to obtain red you can use some tomato juice without seeds
  2. ROSE: to make a nice rose just a few drops of turnip juice
  3. YELLOW: to make yellow you can use saffron powder
  4. ORANGE: to prepare orange, turmeric and curry are perfect
  5. GREEN: to get the green you can use the water of spinach or chard
  6. BLUE: blue is obtained with crushed blueberries
  7. BROWN: we can create brown with coffee or barley powder