There are so many fun and creative ways to make paint. Â We are excited to bring you 2 dozen of them right here. Â Kids Activities Blog has been combing the net finding paint recipes for kids.
Thanks to everyone who linked up ideas to our weekly Kids Meme, It’s Playtime, every Wednesday afternoon.Â I have not tried all of these ways to make paint, but most of them we have enjoyed getting messy with!
- Make your own paint – from eggs!Â Crazy!Â Totally not edible, but the jewel-like finish is awesome!
- Have a child who eats everything?Â Try this yogurt and spices paint – perfect for young tots!
- Have leftover glue in those bottles?Â Use it to create colored glue.Â Kids can either squeeze or brush the colors.
- Create a colorful experience by freezing concentrated koolaid and using the cubes to paint withÂ – great for a hot summer afternoon!
- Want another edible color?Â This recipe is made from leftover skittles – all you need are candies and water.Â Perk: It’s a great sorting activity for the kids to do before crafting.
- Make puffy paint – the finished product is full of texture!
- Color-changing Milk-paint – this is a kids science experiment that keeps on giving.Â After you watch the colors explode, paint with the remaining milk.
- Simple finger paint recipe – the base of this recipe is flour and while it is edible it does not taste good.Â Great for training kids to not put paint in their mouths.
- Make paint from sweetened condensed milk – this is an edible paint that even your youngest tots can enjoy.Â Just mix the milk and food dye.
- Who knew that food was for more than just eating!Â Paint with chocolate for some yummy fun.
- Scented paints – these smell SO good, and using glitter adds a little sparkle to their creativity.Â Perk:Â Masterpiece doubles as a scratch and sniff artwork.
- Bubble Paint – This recipe is great for bath-time fun!Â Making brilliantly colored bubbles is my youngest daughters favorite activity.
- Fizzing sidewalk Paint – this paint is best outside as you get to spray it when you are finished and watch the paint bubble and fizzle.
- Bathtub paint – We have made washable paints with both cornstarch & dish soap and with shaving cream – love how the kids clean as they play.
- Another Bath-time paint:Â This tub paint is made from leftover soap and food dye.
- This Bath paint recipe combines the best of the Koolaide paint, the fizzing sidewalk paint and the bubbling Bath paint – it’s fizzing bath time!Â Perk:Â It sanitizes your tub as you scrub 🙂
- This is a simple finger paint recipe that we have tried and tested, from Red Ted Art – main ingredients are water and cornstarch.
- Pastel Colors – this recipe is similar to many others, it used flour and soap – my kids love the delicate pastel colors it creates.
- Make your own water colors using an old muffin tin and this paint recipe.Â Perk: Your kids will make fewer spills with the tin – and you can easily “refill” depleted colors.
- Chalkboard paint – so easy to make!!Â Use any paint that you have on hand.Â Add a tablespoon of plaster of paris per cup of paint – you can have any color of chalkboard paint you desire!
- Shaving cream paint – explore “marbelization” by mixing colors of paint with this fun kids project.
- Freezer “pop” paint – paint with ice cubes of color!
- For older kids, try painting with Alcohol-based inks – the effects of working with a fast drying paint are interesting.Â You need to spray or drip this paint.
- Is it Winter??Â Try Snow paint – use food coloring or even soak old markers to create the dye.