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Mix dry Tempera colors with either liquid detergent or liquid starch.



3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 cups water
Food color or Wonder Colors

Mix sugar, cornstarch and water. Divide and color, as desired.



1 envelope unflavored gelatine
2 1/2 cups cold water
1 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup soap flakes
2 drops each of four shades of icing color paste,
    available at craft and baking supply stores

In a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatine over 1/2 cup of the water and mix until dissolved.

Combine the cornstarch, soap flakes and remaining 2 cups of water in a saucepan over medium heat.

Add the gelatine mixture to the saucepan, sitting until it becomes thick.

Remove the pan from the heat and strain the mixture equally into four containers.

Cool for one hour, and then add a different shade



1 envelope unflavored gelatine
1/2 cup cornstarch
3 tablespoons sugar
2 cups cold water
Food color, Wonder Colors, or Tempera (powdered or liquid)
Liquid dishwashing detergent
White shelf paper

Soak gelatine in 1/4 cup warm water and set aside.

In a medium-size saucepan, combine cornstarch and sugar. Gradually add water, and cook slowly over low heat, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes or until well blended. Remove from heat and add the softened gelatin. Divide mixture into separate containers for each color. For each color, add a drop or two of liquid detergent and then the coloring, drop by drop, until you obtain a shade you like. Food coloring is best for this. Store paint in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks.

If you would like to make sure the paints remain usable for a long time in storage, add a few drops of glycerin to the mixture when you add the liquid detergent.



1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cold water
3 cups cold water
Food coloring

In large saucepan mix the flour with the 1 cup cold water. Stir until smooth. Then add the 3 cups cold water. Cook over medium heat, stirring till mixture thickens and bubbles. Reduce heat and simmer 1 minute more while still stirring. Divide into three heat-resistant bowls. Tint with food coloring. Cover and cool.