Karissa likes to paint, but Madilyn is a bit too little to be handed tempera paints yet. Instead, I tried to make her a baby substitute…except that I don’t keep wheat flour in the house. Say what I may about wheat, but the gluten makes for great stickiness with craft type projects. Anyway, I substituted psyllium husk powder, and the results were acceptable, but not really paint. Instead I got goopy slime stuff–not the intended result, but fun sensory play regardless!
Be careful with this, while technically taste safe psyllium husk can cause constipation.
1-2 tbsp psyllium husk powder
1 tsp salt
1-2 cups water
1. Combine salt and psyllium powder in a bowl. Add water and whisk with a fork.
2. Separate into multiple small containers.
3. Add whatever food coloring combinations you like. If you don’t need it to be taste safe you can also add glitter, sequins, beans, rice or beads as well–get creative. We added glitter for Karissa and she loved it!