Wondering how to make homemade washable paint? Now you can make your own tempera paint with just a few simple kitchen ingredients! No need to go to the store or order paint online, we’ve got you covered with totally “do-able” easy homemade paint recipes you can make with the kiddos.

Whip up a batch of tempera paint for your next art session, and paint in a rainbow of colors. Are you ready to explore amazing art projects with homemade paint this year?

HOW TO MAKE TEMPERA PAINT

PAINTING RECIPES

Make your own washable 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 heaps 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 egg tempera paint below with our easy paint recipe.  Only a few simple ingredients, are needed for super fun non-toxic DIY tempera paint. Let’s get started!

WHAT IS TEMPERA PAINT?

Derived from the Latin word temperare meaning “to mix”, tempera paint is a mixture of a medium bound with emulsions (liquid mixtures), dry mineral or organic pigments, and water to create the desired consistency.

Tempera paintings are very long-lasting and examples from the first century AD still exist.  Tempera paint must be applied thinly on a rigid surface, like a wooden board or card.  If applied too thickly or on thin material, the paint is at risk of flaking off and eventually cracking.

HOMEMADE TEMPERA PAINT RECIPE

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This paint is super simple to make and will last indefinitely once dry. Plus, it makes a great sensory play activity.

INGREDIENTS FOR TEMPERA PAINT:

  • Eggs
  • Food Coloring
  • Whisk or fork

HOW TO MAKE TEMPERA PAINT

STEP 1. Separate the egg yolk from the egg white and put in a bowl.

STEP 2.  Add a few drops of food coloring in with the egg yolk and stir gently.

STEP 3. Repeat with another egg yolk and different food coloring.

STEP 4. Dip a paint brush into the colored egg yolk and paint!

*** Another way to color the tempera paint is to crush sidewalk chalk into a powder and add instead of the food coloring. This will also make the tempera paint thicker.  ***

FUN THINGS TO DO WITH PAINT

MAKE YOUR OWN TEMPERA PAINT

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