How To Make Homemade Paint for Kids. This is an easy, kid-friendly, “recipe” to make homemade paint (using ingredients you have in your kitchen pantry) for your next arts and crafts project.
BONUS: it dries puffy giving the artwork a 3D effect!
Aside: it’s a fact that kids will always end up painting themselves
How To Make Homemade Paint for Kids
You will need:
- Measuring cup
- 1 tbsp of flour
- 4 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp of salt
- Food colouring
- Paint pots (Eco-Tip! clean and re-use clean applesauce or yogurt containers)
- Spread out newspaper to protect your work surface.
- Measure the ingredients.
- In the bowl, combine flour, water, salt. Mix well. Pour mixture in plastic paint pots.
- Add a few drops of food colouring to each pot.
This paint will harden to be sure to use up all your paint, throw unused paint in the garbage (not down the sink), and clean the plastic pots for your next activity attack!
NOTE: food colouring does stain…so when the kids eventually try to paint themselves (and you know they will)…the food colouring from the paint may stain their hands a bit. It does wash off eventually so no permanent damage.
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This paint works well on:
- wood frames
- Popsicle sticks
- bird houses
- paper plates