Homemade paints are awesome and this Powdered Milk Paint Recipe is gorgeous for kid-made paintings.
Why you’ll love it:
The paint is easy to make, teaches children to be resourceful makers, the consistency is similar to tempera paint, and it’s inexpensive.
Ingredients: Powdered Milk Paint Recipe
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- 2 parts powdered milk
- 1 part water
- A few drops of food coloring or liquid watercolor <—I love this brand
Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl
Add food coloring or liquid watercolors until you have the right intensity
The paint’s consistency is similar to tempera paint. Use it on card stock paper or cardboard for the best results.
I’ve had people ask me if there’s a milky smell to this paint, but that hasn’t been my experience. And once the paint dries you can’t smell it at all.
Cover and store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
More Homemade Paint Recipes
Puffy Sparkle Paint: Made from salt, flour, and water. My most popular paint recipe.
Sweetened Condensed Milk Paint: This sticky paint dries with a beautiful sheen.
Invisible Ink: Made from citrus juice, use this with little detectives.
Bubble Paint: A mixture of dish soap, water, and tempera paint, blow bubbles directly into the paint and then make gorgeous prints.
Finger Paint: A simple recipe of flour and water, heated over the stove, this goopy paint feels great on the hands.
Egg Tempera Paint: This very easy paint, made from egg yolks, dries with a beautiful sheen and can teach kids about how Renaissance artists painted.
Microwave Puffy Paint: Squeeze this paint onto paper and then pop the artwork in the microwave for a puffy result.