Have you ever made your own paint?
If not, these homemade paint recipes are just the thing to get you started. You’ll be surprised at just how easy, fast, and affordable making your own paint can be.
Here are some of the reasons that we love to make our own homemade paint:
- It’s just plain fun to make things that you’d otherwise buy in the store.
- It can save you money.
- It can give you peace of mind to know that the ingredients in homemade paints are child-friendly.
- Making their own art materials teaches children to be resourceful and inventive.
- It could save you a trip to the art store.
Here are six of our favorite homemade paint recipes:
Puffy Sparkle Paint: Made from salt, flour, and water, this paint dries a little puffy and gets a bit of sparkle from the salt. Fill an empty glue bottle with this paint, and squeeze designs onto paper.
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 can also be a great lesson in how the Renaissance painters originally painted.
Microwave Puffy Paint: Squeeze this paint onto paper and then pop the artwork in the microwave for a truly puffy result. Very cool!
Sweetened Condensed Milk Paint: This may be the most delicious paint recipe yet!
Invisible Ink: Made from citrus juice, this is a fun one for little sleuths and spies.
Bubble Paint: A mixture of dish soap, water, and tempera paint makes this magical solution that can be used to form bubbles on the surface of paper.
More Homemade Art Materials
Jean Van’t Hul of The Artful Parent created this fantastic resource of 35 Homemade Art Materials Kids Can Make.
If you’re looking for a homemade paint recipe that’s not on this list, please add it in the comments and we will work hard to bring you what you’re looking for!