How do you make paint with flour? You can totally make your own homemade paint with flour with just a few simple kitchen ingredients! No need to go to the store or order paint online, we’ve got you covered with a totally “do-able” easy paint recipe you can make with your kiddos. Whip up a batch of flour paint for your next art session, and paint in a rainbow of colors. Are you ready to explore amazing art projects with homemade paints this year?

HOW TO MAKE PAINT WITH FLOUR!

HOMEMADE PAINT

Make your own easy paint with our homemade paint recipes the kids will love to mix up with you. From our popular puffy paint recipe to DIY watercolors, we have tonnes of fun ideas for how to make paint at home or in the classroom.

Our  art and craft activities are designed with you, the parent or teacher, in mind!  Easy to set up, quick to do, most activities will take only 15 to 30 minutes to complete and are heaps of fun!  Plus, our supplies lists usually contain only free or cheap materials you can source from home!

Find out how to make your own flour paint below with our easy paint recipe.  Only a few simple ingredients, are needed for super fun non toxic DIY flour paint. Let’s get started!

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FLOUR PAINT RECIPE

Which flour is used to make paint? We have used plain white flour for our paint recipe.  But you could use whatever you have on hand.  You may need to adjust the amount of water though to get the paint consistency right.

YOU WILL NEED:

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

HOW TO MAKE PAINT WITH FLOUR

STEP 1. In a large bowl, mix together the hot water and salt until as much of the salt dissolves as possible.

TIP: Dissolving the salt will help the paint have a less gritty texture.

STEP 2. Stir in the flour and mix until completely blended.

STEP 3. Divide into containers and then add food coloring. Stir well.

Time to get painting!

TIP: Painting with toddlers? Add the paint to empty squeeze bottles for a fun art activity for little ones.  If the paint is too thick to squeeze out easily, add a little more water.  Good thing is the paint will dry quickly!

HOW LONG WILL FLOUR PAINT LAST?

Flour paint will not keep for a long time like acrylic paint.  It is probably easier to make enough for your art activity and then discard what is left. If you do want to use it again after painting, store it in the refrigerator for up to a week.  Stir well before using again as the flour and water will separate.

FUN THINGS TO DO WITH PAINT

MAKE YOUR OWN PAINT WITH FLOUR AND WATER

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Flour Paint

  • 2 cups salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups water
  • water soluble food coloring
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the hot water and salt until as much of the salt dissolves as possible.
  2. Stir in the flour and mix until completely blended.
  3. Divide into containers and then add food coloring. Stir well.