January 26, 2023

Make paint out of everyday items


If you have run out of paint and you have a blank canvas that needs to be painted. What are you doing? Make paint from scratch! People have been making paint for thousands of years using whatever materials they have ever owned or are present in their homes. Now is your time to do so!

Making your own paint is fun and inexpensive rather than shopping. Today I will share some easy-to-implement paint-making recipes that will be fun for you to use. In fact, while making some of them we kept babies and toddlers in mind. So, we made them with edible ingredients.  Making your own homemade paint with kids is a rewarding process that helps kids understand that a store-bought is not the only way! Using a mixture of salt, flour, and water, is simpler than you think.

Mentioned below handmade paint recipes are simple, non-toxic, and inexpensive. I have tried all of them by myself too.

Handmade salt and floor paint

Follow the steps below to make some nice floor paint.

  • Combine 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup salt. Add 1/2 cup water and mix until smooth.
  • Divide into three bags of sandwiches and add a few drops of liquid watercolor or food coloring to each bag. Squeeze them until you see well-mixed paint.
  • Add more water if you would like the paint to be thinner. Cut the corners of the baggie and press the paint mixture into the squeezing bottle.

The homemade paint will come out great and will be a little hard to squeeze. The great news is that the paint dries quickly. This paint has a great radiant texture!

Easy face paint recipe

Kids of all ages just love to have their faces painted. This feeling is often reserved for carnivals and other special outings. However, you can easily let the kids enjoy this activity at home with this non-toxic facial paint! You only need corn starch, lotion, water, and food dye.

  • Start by mixing equal amounts of cornstarch and lotion in a bowl or container. Add a touch of water.
  • Add an adequate amount of washable paint. You can also use food coloring for a longer stay. Mix until the ingredients are combined and form a thick paste. Repeat this process with each of the custom-made face paint you wish to make.

Now, it’s time to play! Give the kids a mirror, and they’ll surely explode their faces, arms, and feet with it! This body paint is safe for most skin types as it is given to be made with lotion, and if you use washable paint you will not get dirty!

Homemade chalk paint recipe

Chalk paint is a good product, but it is pretty expensive. However, with some basic ingredients and a “do-it-yourself” attitude, you can learn how to make a standard paint for a fraction of the total cost. Chalk paint has its name because it covers the furniture in such a way that it gives that piece an amazing antique look. Chalk Paint is so popular because it is well-used, dries quickly, and can be easily applied and sanded to give your piece a nice, durable look. There are various ways to make this type of paint. The Do-It-Yourself (DIY) process involves two simple steps that require light mixing, pouring and stirring of several ingredients.

  • Mix the Paris Plaster, baking soda, or non-stick grout with enough water to remove all the lumps.
  • Pour baking soda or grout mixture into the paint. Stir until all the mixture is dissolved and there are no lumps.

Easy to make water paint recipe

Find time to add watercolors to your collection. Made with ingredients you may already have, and customized to a full, smooth, and fun palette. DIY watercolors will change the way you deal with your art supplies.

  • Start by stirring the baking soda and cornstarch together in a bowl. Add the vinegar right on top and mix as soon as you mix with the baking soda. Add the corn syrup at the end, stir slightly until all the lumps and clumps are removed from the mixture.
  • Pour the mixture into small containers – one for each color you intend to create.
  • Put color in the mixture in each bowl. It is a great opportunity to teach kids about the magic of mixing custom colors.
  • At this point, blend together each color of the paint, and transfer it directly to your palette – cube trays work well, but you can also find recyclable palettes with small sources at the art store too.

Now is the time to wait – leave the watercolors alone for a few days and allow the mixture to harden. Use watercolors as you would use any store-bought product, and enjoy the ability to do something like that, subtly alone at home.

DIY kids favorite puffy paint

Puffy paint adds an amazing texture to your children’s art. While you can buy it at the art store, it is usually very fun – and not too expensive! – make your collection at home. You can make a simple version with just glue, shaving cream, and food coloring; beat the natural form with flour, salt and water; or prepare extra puffy paint with shaving cream, flour, and glue. As long as you have food coloring or paint, you can make it in any shade you like.

  • Combine glue and shaving cream. Add equal parts of white glue and shaving cream to a large container. Mix the two ingredients together until completely covered with thick cream.
  • Divide the mixture into several cups. When the glue and shaving cream are completely mixed, set a plastic cup for each shade of paint you plan to make. Add a small amount of glue and shaving cream to each cup.
  • Mix food coloring in cups. The amount you will need depends on the amount of paint in each cup and how dark you want it to be. Stir both products until they are fully blended.