How to Make Homemade Paint

Updated April 25, 2018
Originally Published February 26, 2017

Buying paint for kids or a classroom can be pricey! Never buy paint again with this 3 ingredient homemade paint recipe! This is a money saving DIY for parents and teachers on a budget (or for those of us who love being crafty!). 

How to Make Homemade Paint - Never buy paint again for kids! 3 ingredient DIY homemade paint recipe. Salt, flour, and water.

How to Make Homemade Paint

To make homemade paint, you will need to following supplies:

How to Make Homemade Paint - Never buy paint again for kids! 3 ingredient DIY homemade paint recipe. Salt, flour, and water.

How to Make Homemade Paint

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine even parts of water, salt, and flour. I use 2 cups of water, 2 cups of salt, and 2 cups of flour to fill up our medium size paint containers (as pictured).
  2. Once fully combined, funnel the mixture into paint bottles
  3. Place small drops of food coloring in each bottle.
  4. Shake the bottles to mix the paint.
  5. Continue adding food coloring until desired shade is achieved. 
  6. Paint as usual! Paint will completely dry on paper.
  7. Store the paint with the lids on top. 
  8. Paint will separate after sitting for awhile. Simple shake the bottles up again and they will be as good as new!

How to Make Homemade Paint - Never buy paint again for kids! 3 ingredient DIY homemade paint recipe. Salt, flour, and water.

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Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine even parts of water, salt, and flour. I use 2 cups of water, 2 cups of salt, and 2 cups of flour to fill up our medium size paint containers (as pictured).
  2. Once fully combined, funnel the mixture into paint bottles
  3. Place small drops of food coloring in each bottle.
  4. Shake the bottles to mix the paint.
  5. Continue adding food coloring until desired shade is achieved. 
  6. Paint as usual! Paint will completely dry on paper.
  7. Store the paint with the lids on top. 
  8. Paint will separate after sitting for awhile. Simple shake the bottles up again and they will be as good as new!





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