This is a nifty way to make paint with texture using good things from your own kitchen. If you or your child have problems with gluten, try using a different flour. I haven't tried it yet but I think it would work.
Mix equal parts flour, salt & water into a small squeeze bottle. You can repurpose old paint, mustard or shampoo bottles. I used tiny travel bottles from the craft store, these work best for small detail projects like the Day of the Dead skeleton project I have coming for you tomorrow. It's the fine point applicator that makes it extra nifty. If the bottle opening is too small, use a funnel or a piece of paper rolled into a funnel shape to help fit the mixture in.After adding your basic paint to your squeeze bottle, add a few drops of food color to tint.Place the lid back on and shake it up to mix. For the tiny bottles, I added one tablespoon each of the flour, salt and water. If the mixture feels too lumpy, add more water, too watery, add more salt and/or flour.This paint keeps best when stored in the refrigerator. Should stay fresh for about two weeks. Have fun!
*When done, bottles can be rinsed out in the sink with warm to hot water. Don't throw bottles away, keep them for another nifty project!