Homemade Shimmery Paints are clear, bright and full of shimmer. Your toddler can use them as finger paints, or an older child can use them with brushes. The main ingredient is aloe vera gel. I usually purchase mine at the Dollar store. The gel’s sheer consistency and smooth texture allows for many DIY projects.
For this particular project, I asked the kids to paint the aquarium we had visited the previous weekend. The transparency of the paints was better than the usual watercolor you would use to paint things floating in water, and that was even more interesting.
Aloe Vera Gel
Put some of the gel in every opening of a muffin tin. Add a few drops of food colorings and mix to combine. Liberally add the glitter (try to experiment with different hues of glitter, if you have those.) Have fun!