Homemade paint recipes can create an at home art and cooking project
combined in one. Not only will it be a great activity to create your
own recipes using items at home it will save you money!
Homemade Paint Recipes for Kids
Shake it Paint Recipe
2 Cups water
1/3 Cup liquid starch
¼ Cup flour
2-3 golf balls
Put water, starch and flour into saucepan. Cook over medium about 5
minutes. Stirring constantly. Allow to cool. Pour mixture in small
plastic containers and add different coloring to each container.
Place a sheet of paper in a baking pan and drip colored paint onto
sheet of paper. Add golf balls and have your kids shake the pan to
make a design. Let dry.
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Squeeze and Drip Paint
1/2 Cup salt
½ Cup flour
2 Tablespoons Dry tempra (any colors)
½ Cup Water
plastic squeeze bottle
Mix salt, flour and dry tempra. Stir in water to make mixture the
consistency to drip off of a spoon. Use a funnel to fill squeeze
bottles. Let child make design by dripping from squeeze bottle or
dripping from a spoon onto construction paper. Dry flat overnight.
Poster Paint Recipe
1/4 Cup flour
1 1/2 Cup water 3/4 Cup dry poster paint powder or dry tempera paint
2 teaspoon colorless dish washing detergent (optional)
2 tsp. liquid starch (optional)
Place flour in small saucepan. Gradually stir in 1 cup water. Cook
over medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Cool. Measure
1/4 cup mixture into each of 4 small clean jars. Add 2 tablespoons
water to each jar; blend well. Add 1/2 teaspoon dish washing
detergent to each jar if glossy finish is desired or add 1/2
teaspoon starch to each jar for matte finish. Store tightly covered.
Mix well before using.
Easy Soap Paint Recipe
1 1/2 Cup soap flakes
1 Cup hot or warm water
Whip with an eggbeater until stiff. Add coloring and store in
Scratch and Sniff Paint Recipe
Mix flavored gelatin or kool-aid package into half the water
suggested in the package directions. Paint with the scented mixture
and allow to dry. You will have a scratch and sniff painting
Puffy Paint by sandy (qld)
1 cup self raising flour
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup water
Mix flour, salt and water in bowl until smooth. Divide into
containers and add coloring.
NOTE: Paint on thick cardboard.
Once kids have painted on thick cardboard. Microwave for 10-30
seconds. Paint will become puffy and dry.
Homemade Puffy Paint
by Dorinda (Wonewoc, WI USA)
1/2 cup white glue
1/2 cup shaving cream
food coloring or glitter (optional)
Mix both items in a bowl in the amounts given or smaller or larger
equals parts depending on your project. Stir together for about a
minute or two. You can add food color or glitter.
It dries to a puffy marshmallow texture that is not sticky. You can
paint this on with paint brushes or use squeeze bottles. My kids
used this to make snowman cards for family this past holiday. They
turned out very cute.
Side walk Chalk Paint
by Laura (Breckenridge, MN)
1 cup Cornstarch
1 cup Water
food coloring as desired
Mix together until cornstarch is mixed well.
I make 3 cup batches this give me enough for 6-8 colors.
Homemade Paint Recipes- Face Painting
Face Paint Recipe with Shortening
2 teaspoons white shortening
5 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon white flour
4 drops glycerin (found at your pharmacy)
Few drops of food coloring
In a small bowl, mix shortening, cornstarch and white flour. Add
four drops of glycerin. Stir to a creamy consistency. Add any food
coloring that you wish. For brown makeup, add 2 1/2 teaspoons of
unsweetened cocoa instead of food coloring.
Homemade Face Paint Recipe with Cold Cream
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon water
1/2 teaspoon cold cream
Food coloring (variety of colors)
Small containers (one for each color paint)
Stir together the cornstarch and cold cream until well blended. Add
water and stir. Add food coloring, one drop at a time until you get
the desired color. Experiment with different colors. Paint on with a
paint brush. Store in covered containers.