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Niche Topics (Pregnancy and Kids) is all about practical parenting advice and parenting
skills to help you deal with common parenting challenges from toddlerhood to teen
years. You’ll find tons of healthy food ideas and easy-to-make kids meals, fun activity
ideas and creative crafts projects that kids love to do and play!
If your kids enjoy drawing or painting, chances are you have to purchase a new box
of art supplies every now and then. But, do you know some of the common paints and
markers contain ammonia, formaldehyde, or turpentine that emit asthma-inducing chemicals?
There are many safe non-toxic kids art materials in the market, but you can make
your own homemade kids paint the eco-friendly way and keep the money in your pocket
Homemade Kids Paint Recipes
This is a very quick-to-make and very cheap paint recipe. It's safe for the kids,
and washes out of most materials easily.
You'll need the following kitchen ingredients – 1 tablespoon cornflour, 1 tablespoon
cold water, 1 cup boiling water and food colorings.
Combine cornflour and cold water in a small bowl, until you get a creamy paste. Then
add boiling water, and stir well until it thickens.
Divide them into small disposable containers (an egg carton is great for this purpose)
and add a few drops of desired food colorings to each one.
A very simple face paint for kids, and looks good enough to lick! When the paint
dries on paper, it gives off a nice shine.
You'll need these household items – 1 cup condensed milk and food coloring.
In bowl, combine condensed milk with many drops of food coloring to get a very bright,
Cover and store in the refrigerator. Alternatively, you may use yogurt in place of
This recipe works wonders for children craft projects. The coarse salt in the paint
gives it a glittery effect. A definite hit with the kids!
You'll need these simple things – ½ cup liquid starch, ½ cup lukewarm water, food
coloring and coarse salt or table salt .
Place liquid starch in a bowl. Add water and stir until the mixture becomes a paint-like
Divide the mixture among smaller containers to make several different colors. Add
food coloring of your choice to each small container.
Stir well until the coloring is evenly blended. Finally, add a pinch of salt to each
color so that your DIY kids paint looks glittery.
Apply paint with a paintbrush or use this paint as a finger paint.
Finger Paint Recipe Washable
You don't have to worry about permanent stains on clothing because the finger paint
You'll need these pantry ingredients – 2 tablespoons sugar, ⅓ cup cornstarch, 2 cups
water, ¼ cup liquid dishwashing soap and food colorings.
Place sugar, cornstarch and water in a saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil over medium
heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens into a smooth gel. Stir in the
Pour the mixture into individual containers, and add a few drops of food coloring
in each container and mix while it's still warm.
Allow to cool, then store your homemade children paintin glass jars (or any container
that has a lid).
Try these recipes today, your homemade kids paints are sure to keep the children
happy for hours!
Featuring cute homemade soap crayons that are simple enough for kids to make themselves,
or with only a little help from adults. Also, get step-by-step instructions on how
to embed toys into homemade soaps.