Unique art experiences for kids of all ages – cost effective and non-toxic homemade paint recipes including puffy paint, bath paint, face and finger paints, chalk paint and fizzy sidewalk paint.
It’s time to make a variety of delicious bright colors and textures for your kids to start dipping their chubby little fingers in.
When my daughter was a toddler I laid out sheets of newspaper or an oilcloth and popped her into the middle. Now older she loves to make the paints herself and tapes strips of craftpaper to the back of the kitchen door!
Colorful and enjoyable homemade paint recipes
1. Two Ingredient Face and Body Paint
Kids paint their faces, arms and legs and why not?!! This fingerpaint recipe smells SO yummy – visit the fun on Fun at Home with Kids.
2. Easy Edible Paint Made with Real Fruit
SUCH a great idea!! Use real food in the paint by Hands On As We Grow to get your little ones to explore new textures and tastes without forcing it at the dinner table!
3. Microwave Puffy Paint
Kids love to see their paintings *puff up* via Happy Houligans. It’s sooo much fun and easy with just 3 ingredients that are available at the comfort of your homes.
4. Chalk Paint
Make some gorgeous sidewalk chalk with your toddlers from Smart School House for outdoor creativity. Bring it on!
5. Fizzing Sidewalk Paint
And how about making fizz!! Check out how right here on KAB!
6. Painted Socks
Paint your kids’ faces or their chubby little feet with socks via Lessons Learn Journal – if nothing else, keep them still for 15 minutes.
7. Homemade Bubble Paint
Painting with colorful bubbles by Growing A Jeweled Rose. What’s not to love?! Kids of all ages will surely have loads of fun!
8. Confetti Paint
Made with hair gel, add food coloring and confetti!! Check out this ‘couldn’t be simpler’ Confetti Paint recipe on Learn, Play, Imagine.
9. Homemade Tempera
This recipe is super simple, and ‘super’ messy. Littles and older ones will absolutely love it! See how to make it right here on KAB
10. No-Cook Finger Paint
Your baby or toddler will be so excited to dive right in with this homemade finger paint! And, no heat needed!!!
11. Rainbow Flour Paint
Super simple homemade paint recipe in gorgeous, vibrant colors by Learn, Play, Imagine! Children will not stop splashing colors around.
12. Air-Drying Puffy Paint
With shaving foam in the recipe of Meaningful Mama, fun is guaranteed while the kids are making and painting.
13. Rainbow Shaving Cream Bath Paint
This activity by Meet the Dubians (unavailable) is brilliant and beautiful. Quiet play time in the bath!
14. Homemade Spice Paint
Nurture Store’s spice paint recipe is very easy to make. Plus, they are great sensory play for your children’s eyes and noses too!
15. Make Your Own Egg Tempera Paint
Just crack open some eggs and give your kids Tinkerlab’s Egg Tempera Paint a try.
So now that you’re ready to make some paint, you need some brushes. Check out Babble Dabble Do’s 16 homemade brush ideas to make the kids *art experimenting* truly great.
You’ll find more experimenting with texture inspiration on Pink and Green Mama (unavailable).
What are your top 5 homemade paint recipes you are going to try first?