Painting with Kids (Easy Homemade Paint Recipe)

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Encourage your child’s creativity and give them a hands-on experience by making this easy homemade paint recipe. At all ages, painting with your kids is a fun activity for everyone. This homemade paint recipe costs next to nothing to make, and it is a simple and non toxic recipe.It also dries a lot quicker than regular paint,

TIPS for painting with kids:

Kids + Paint = MESS

So what can you do to make cleanup easier while still enjoying creative paint time with your kids?

Use a cheap plastic tablecloth so you don’t worry if it gets messy. You can clean it off and store it afterwards to reuse it several times. Also, it will provide a waterproof barrier and will make for easier cleanup than newspaper.

Buy them an apron for art projects or use their old messy ‘throw away’ clothes. This apron can be used over and over again and you could keep it as a reminder of the fun crafty times your kids had while growing up.

kids painting with homemade paint

Ingredients to make Homemade Paint

2 cups flour
2 cups salt
2 cups warm water Water-soluble food coloring

ingredients for homemade paint

In a large bowl, mix together the flour and salt. Stir in the water and mix until completely blended.

mixing homemade paint

If you prefer a smoother consistency, heat the water and and stir in the salt until dissolved. Then mix into flour.

The water may turn a shade of purple when the water is added but the color will change quickly to a neutral tone.

red homemade paint

Divide the mix into smaller plastic containers and add different colors, as many as you would like to use.

green homemade paint

Homemade Paint

Homemade Paint

Encourage your child's creativity and give them a hands-on experience by making this easy homemade paint recipe. At all ages, painting with your kids is a fun activity for everyone. This homemade paint recipe costs next to nothing to make, and it is a simple and non toxic recipe.It also dries a lot quicker than regular paint.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups salt
  • 2 cups warm water Water-soluble food coloring

Tools

  • Paint Brushes
  • Plastic Containers
  • Paper for Art

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour and salt. Stir in the water and mix until completely blended.
  2. Divide into containers and add food coloring. Stir well.
  3. Divide the mix into smaller plastic containers and add different colors, as many as you would like to use.

Notes

If you prefer a smoother consistency, heat the water and and stir in the salt until dissolved. Then mix into flour.
The water may turn a shade of purple when the water is added but the color will change quickly to a neutral tone.

Supervision is always needed when working arts and crafts activities with your kids

Kids + Paint = MESS

So what can you do to make cleanup easier while still enjoying creative paint time with your kids?

Use a cheap plastic tablecloth so you don't worry if it gets messy. You can clean it off and store it afterwards to reuse it several times. Also, it will provide a waterproof barrier and will make for easier cleanup than newspaper.

Buy them an apron for art projects or use their old messy 'throw away' clothes. This apron can be used over and over again and you could keep it as a reminder of the fun crafty times your kids had while growing up.

homemade paint
homemade paint
kids painting with homemade paint