Lightly sprinkle flour, icing sugar, cocoa, or jelly or Kool-Aid powder on a cookie sheet. Show your child how to "draw" in the powder. Make roads for cars.
Have your child help you make an instant pudding mix or buy the pudding pre-made. Use paper plates to finger paint on, or if you use paper it takes a while to dry before you can display the picture. Chocolate or strawberry syrup dries shiny.
FRUIT JUICE PAINTING CUBES
Freeze juice with strong colours e.g. grape, oranges, cranberry into ice cubes. Take the cubes out to draw with on white paper. Put rest into drinks.
MAGIC MILK PAINT
Open a can of sweetened condensed milk and place in muffin tins. Add a few drops of food colour and paint with Qtips. This dries very shiny.