rainy days at home call for a spot of making and creating. we already had everything we needed in the pantry to whip up these easy watercolour paints. it was as much fun making the paints as it was creating masterpieces with the end product. here's how we did it. . .
-1/2 cup baking soda
-1/4 cup cornflour
-1/4 cup white vinegar
-1 teaspoon honey
1) combine all of the ingredients together (we used a pyrex jug).
2) watch it froth and bubble. whisk quickly with a fork until everything is fully combined.
3) spoon the mixture evenly into an ice cube tray.
4) add drops of food coloring to the portions of mixture.
(have fun mixing colours and creating your own individual palette.)
5) stir each portion thoroughly with a skewer ensuring the colours are completely mixed in.
5) place in a warm sunny window to fully dry and set (ours took 3 days).
6) when ready, dip a wet paintbrush into your watercolors and get painting.
who knew it would be so easy and fun to make and paint with your own watercolours!
it's a chilly morning. it's been raining all night and all day. the fire is crackling. i'm sitting in the rocking chair. a tiny baby asleep in my lap. he's been here with us for two weeks now, but it feels like forever. a coffee sits on the windowsill beside me. i'm knitting a vest for elliot. it matches the one i've just finished for oscar. i'm a clumsy and slow knitter at best, but i feel like i'm beginning to understand the appeal of working with needles and wool. there's some reheated lentil pie for lunch. there has been a steady stream of delicious and nutritious meals delivered to our door. the generosity and support of this little community of ours has been breathtaking. slowly i've been taking up the reins again. a load of laundry here. some washing up there. remembering how to do things one handed. i see real life gradually starting to creep back in. a new normal with a new person in our world.