Home Made Paint

My boys love to paint and do anything that involves getting messy. So I thought it was so awesome when I came across this recipe to make homemade paint. How awesome it that? I’ll never have to buy kids pain again! I can also make whatever color I want when I want. This paint dries so fast I don’t have to worry about the kids coming back to touch it later and getting dirty again.

Here is what you will need:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Ziplock bags
  • Scissors

What to do:

  • Blend 1/2 cup of flour with 1/2 cup of salt. Add 1/2 cup of water…
  • and mix until smooth
  • Divide it up into three sandwich bags and add a few drops of liquid watercolor or food coloring to each bag.


Squish them up until it is all mixed pretty good. We had to add a little more water because ours came out a little too thick. We put the paint into Ziplock bags, it made it a lot easier for the kids. I cut the corners off the ziplock bags and let the kids squeeze the paint mixture into your squeeze bottle.

The boys had so much fun making their own paint!