With so many of us snowed in and aching for something new to do around the house, I thought a little art was in order. 🙂 Making your own colors is a fun project in and of itself, and chances are that you have most of this already sitting in your pantry. Have fun!

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Making your own watercolors is much easier than you may think. I know I was surprised. This is how to do it:

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Part of the fun is trying to come up with a list of things you need to chop, cook and strain to get the colors you want… but if you want to start with some foundation (instead of running all over the kitchen and your garden), here is a good starting point:

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Next time, I’ll show you what you can do with these beautiful colors, introduce Claude Monet and Impressionism and show you a fun and engaging technique with cool results that your kids are sure to like. Stay tuned.

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