I saw a recipe for "shiny paint" online somewhere (lost the link), but essentially you mix corn syrup with food colouring. The website suggested painting onto parchment paper. I tried wax paper but that didn't really work. We folded our wax paper in half and it made a pretty stained glass effect.
We painted tulips in honour of Tulip Fest. Elizabeth also painted three doggies. Mommy had to do a self-portrait on Elizabeth's paper. Elizabeth painted Daddy next to Mommy.
Elizabeth thought the paint was quite yummy. Hours later she came back to the paintings, touched the still-drying paint and licked it thoughtfully. Daddy was a little appalled. It did dry and was as shiny as advertised. Mommy was worried about attracting wildlife in the form of ants so shortly after taking pictures I confess the originals landed in the green bin.