Whether you have a kiddo who is a budding Picaso or just want to keep the little one busy for the afternoon with a non toxic paint, homemade paint is super easy to make yourself. Better yet show your kiddos how to mix up one of our simple DIY paint recipes below. Kids will love the texture of homemade paints, and these paint recipes make for a fantastic and sensory-rich art experience for kids of all ages. We love fun art activities for kids!
HOMEMADE PAINT RECIPES FOR KIDS
MAKING YOUR OWN PAINT
Ever wondered how to make paint? Well, making homemade paint for kids is not as hard as it may seem. All you need are a few simple ingredients and you have a morning or afternoon of fun for toddlers to elementary aged children.
The best thing is homemade paint is quick to make, simple and budget-friendly! All our paint recipes below are for washable and non-toxic paint. You can make your own non-toxic paint for kids by using homemade paint recipes that source paint ingredients commonly found in your pantry. We have even included a fun edible paint recipe for you to try!
Can I use any brushes? You can use these paints with kids paint brushes, foam, or sponge brushes. Even easier, many of these paint recipes below make great fingerprint paint for toddlers.
10+ EASY HOMEMADE PAINT RECIPES
One of our most POPULAR homemade paint recipes. DIY puffy paint is such a fun paint to make and play with for kids. Kids will love the texture of homemade puff paints, and this recipe makes for a fantastic and sensory-rich art experience for all ages!
Simple art project with our favorite baking soda and vinegar chemical reaction. Instead of making a baking soda and vinegar volcano, let’s make homemade paint!
A super fun homemade paint that is great for toddlers as well as older kids. Paint up a storm in the bath then dim the lights and watch it glow with our easy glow in the dark bath paint recipe.
Finally, a paint that is safe for babies and toddlers to use! Edible paint is easy to make yourself or better yet show your kiddos how to mix up this super simple paint recipe. Kids will love painting snacks or cupcakes, or use as a edible finger paint for younger children. Makes for a sensory-rich art experience for kids of all ages!
Finger painting has so many great benefits for young children, and here’s a child friendly finger paint recipe you can make yourself.
An easy homemade paint made from flour and salt. Dries quickly, and makes an inexpensive washable paint.
A fun variation of our popular puffy paint recipe, that glows in the dark. We used our homemade glow in the dark puffy paint for to paint our paper plate moons. What will you use your homemade paint for?
This is an awesome way to take science outside and turn it into STEAM! Get outdoors, paint pictures, and enjoy a kid-favorite fizzing chemical reaction. What’s better than that? Plus, you can make this sidewalk paint yourself!
Painting with ice is a MUST try art project for kids. It works as well for toddlers as it does with teens so you can include the whole family in the fun. Ice cube painting is also budget-friendly making it perfect for large groups and classroom projects!
Make your own color wheel with our homemade skittles paint recipe. Yes, you can paint with candy!
Get creative with homemade paint the kids will love to mix up with you. Try this fun and easy alternative to the usual sidewalk chalk paint. Plus, this paint recipe is kid tested and kid approved, and easy to clean up!
How do you make homemade sidewalk paint? All it takes is a few simple ingredients you probably already have in the kitchen cupboards. This fun cornstarch paint recipe is a must try activity with your kiddos.
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Too much snow or not enough snow, it doesn’t matter when you know how to make snow paint! Treat the kids to an indoor snow painting session with this super easy to make snow paint recipe.
Have a go at sensory painting with this super easy scented paint. Totally natural and all you need are a few simple kitchen ingredients.
Tempera is a homemade washable paint that has been used in artwork for centuries. Just a few simple ingredients is all it takes to make your own tempera paint!
Make your own homemade watercolor paints for easy painting activities for the kiddos at home or in the classroom.
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