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Starch Painting

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book

Here's a different way to paint. Starch painting is water soluble, and won't stain clothing.


  • Bowl
  • Liquid starch
  • Liquid detergent
  • Paper or plastic cloth
  • Powdered tempera paint


  1. Mix a small amount of detergent with liquid starch in a bowl and pour the mixture onto a painting surface, such as a tabletop, paper, or plastic cloth.
  2. Sprinkle powdered tempera paint over the starch, and let your child experiment with mixing colors.

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<I>The Preschooler's Busy Book</I> Copyright © 1998 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Preschooler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

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