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Make Your Own Kids Paint




By Holly Campbell

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 instead!


Homemade Kids Paint Recipes


Cornflour Paint

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.





Condensed-Milk Paint

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, glossy paint.

Cover and store in the refrigerator. Alternatively, you may use yogurt in place of condensed milk.




Salt Paint

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 consistency.

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 is washable.


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 dishwashing soap.


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 paint in 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!


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