Making these paints is a fun, sensory experience in itself because the recipe involves creating a fun, fizzing concoction – as well as making cool paints!
This recipe makes enough to fill slightly more than one ice-cube tray so you might want two, and the paints will need a day or so to dry out.
This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either in your own space or in an educational setting.
Who is this for?
This is a crafting activity for people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities.
Why does this make a difference?
This is a creative, sensory activity that helps people use their senses to connect with their surroundings, exploring colours and textures, and supporting independent choice and self-expression through creativity.
How to do this activity
What you’ll need
- Ice-cube tray, cupcake tray or similar
- 1 measuring cup, approx 250ml (alternatively, just use the same mug to measure all ingredients to get the proportions right)
- 1 cup of cornflour
- 1 cup of bicarbonate of soda
- ¾ cup white wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp honey
- Food colouring
- Make the paints more sensory by adding scented essential oils, or natural flavourings like vanilla or orange which can be found in the baking section of the supermarket