Comb Painting

What You Will Need

thick coloured construction paper (or cardboard)

2.5 tablespoons of flour

3 tablespoons of water

about 10 drops of food colouring
comb (flat, not curved, along exposed end of teeth)
mixing bowl and spoon


1. Mix flour and water well, smoothing out bumps.

2. Add food colouring to mixture. Mix well.

3. Spread the paste on the paper.

4. Drag the comb through the paint for different effects.

Additional Details

Use combs with assorted spaced and sized teeth for different effects.

This recipe makes about 6 tablespoons of comb paint.