While I didn't use this technique for flamingo legs, it did get my wheels turning... and then lo and behold, my online pal and Community Manager for Education.com, Jessica, sent me this awesome project for creating Salt Dough Paint. What a co-inky-dink! So, without further a-dough (!), here are the instructions Jessica sent me for how you can get busy getting funky as a flamingo yourself:
Salt Dough Paint
Looking for a dazzling and unique art project? Here's one you've probably never done before. It's a new twist on painting that will add a little sparkle to any art project. Use a few kitchen ingredients to create a paint paste that glitters when dry and is easy to use. This nifty paint works well for school posters, but it's also great for making funky pieces of art to hang on the wall!
What You Need:
What You Do:
- Have your child (or the child within you) mix together equal amounts of flour, water and salt in a bowl to create a paint-like consistency.
- Now pour equal amounts of this mixture into several bowls. Each bowl should contain a different color of paint.
- Add a different color tempera paint to each bowl and mix it thoroughly.
- Pour each color into its own squeeze bottle, making sure the nozzles are replaced securely.
- Now you and your children can create your very own dough paint designs on the poster board, creating any picture he likes! Remember, it doesn't have to "be" anything... the interest is in the artistic endeavor!
- After painting, have him set his poster aside to dry completely. Then, hang it up to share with friends and family!