11 Creative Ways to Milk Summer Days
Paint with Milk for a New Take on a Craft Project
Summer is in high gear. Kids need a few ideas to keep boredom at bay, especially when there’s a rain delay. Try your hand at one of our 11 craft ideas — and see where creativity can take you.
For an alternative to TV time, dabbling with milk and food coloring for new take on painting is a great way to spend the afternoon. With just a few household items — kids can tap their inner Jackson Pollack and paint with milk.
Milk Water Color Painting
- 1 Cup of Milk
- Bottle of liquid dish soap
- Eye dropper (Optional)
- Package of Cotton swabs or Toothpicks
- Assorted multi-pack of food coloring
- Watercolor paper
- Shallow plate or tray
- Cut the watercolor paper to the size of your tray. Keep the stack next to your workspace.
- Pour 3 to 4 tablespoons of milk into the tray or shallow plate. Make sure the milk covers the bottom of the tray.
- Add drops of food coloring to the milk. Variety is the spice of life, and the more colors added, the more vibrant the painting.
- Add a few drops of dish soap to the milk and food coloring mixture. The two liquids now will start to merge.
- Use the cotton swab (or toothpick) to swirl the colors.
- Working quickly, before all the colors mix together, place one sheet of paper on top of the milk mixture. Press down on the sheet.
- Gently lift paper out of the tray and set aside to dry.
- Repeat with the rest of the sheets of paper.
Once you try your hand with painting with milk, here are 10 more ways to get creative this summer.
- A Little Morning Milk Mustache
- Make a Milk Monster
- DIY Cereal Scooper
- Breakfast Board Game
- Milk Gallon Makeover
- Make Your Own Milk Mug
- Mummy Cup
- Toast Bears
- Monster Milk Gallon
- Milk Ghost
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