November 30, 2022

DIY Paint – Made from household ingredients

Homemade Paint

DIY Paint – Made from household ingredients
I just LOVE this recipe, it’s simple and FUN to make (like a mini science experiment), very low cost and it is really wonderful to paint with!
Homemade Paint
You will need:
3tbs sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup corn flour/corn starch
2 cups water
Food colouring
I made two batches to fill 6, 110 gram bottles.
Homemade Paint
Place all of your ingredients (except for the food colouring) into a saucepan on a low to medium heat and stir for about a minute a or so to combine all of the ingredients.
Then boost up the heat to high for another minute or so stirring continuously. You will notice the corn flour will start to separate into clumps. Don’t panic, these will stir out & become one with the mixture again : )
Homemade Paint
Turn the heat down to medium and keep stirring until your mixture thickens.
Let your mixture cool then place into your desired jars/cups/paint pots.
Homemade Paint
Add food colouring to create your desired colours and mix well (don’t forget to show the kids how cool it is to watch blue & red turn into purple etc).
These are some masterpieces the little cherubs created!
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22 thoughts on “DIY Paint – Made from household ingredients

  1. Hi, I love this idea but I was wondering if this paint is washable not only from skin but clothes as well. Please let me know so I can make this paint too. I don’t want to make it out unless I know that it washes from clothing and the like. Thank you in advance for your input on this DIY.

    1. Hi Kathy, I have never had a problem with getting it out of clothes…in saying that though, if the kiddies do get it on them, the clothes go straight in the wash, so I would recommend the same for you : ) Have fun!! Jenni x

  2. Hi
    I have just made this for a play date for tomorrow. Just wondering if I made it righy because mine seems to be gluggy and more like glue. Please help.

    Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Aleisha, it definitely is thicker than ‘normal’ paint, but if it’s too thick for your liking, then just add a little more water

    1. Hi Melissa, we used glass baby food jars & it will store for a few days in the fridge…if you can get it off your kids for long enough lol! Jenni x

  3. WOW… Who would have thought there was a homemade paint recipe I Havent tried? Excellent! I will try this tomorrow & let you know on Instagram how it turns out 😉 @j_nine_34 ;D THANKS Ladies!! Pinned as well!

  4. We made this and put it in baby jars, formula dispenser containers whatever I could find. My kids love painting thanks J & L.

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  6. Its like an angel from above guided me to your website!! My daughter is 2yrs 7mnths and I’m gona start work tomorrow for the first time since her birth and I have been panicking thinking maybe I shouldn’t take the job until last night some how I came across this page and I haven’t slept since hehe now I really don’t wana go work. I’d rather stay home and play hehe. Anyway I just wanted to say this morning (my daughter being bored like always) I decided to try out the homemade paint and its the best thing I could have done! My daughter played and painted for just over 3hours until the paint was finished. I never knew my daughter could have so much fun! I’m so much more at ease now. Thank you for this magnificent page!!

    1. Oh wow Karin, you have well and truly made our day…week…even whole YEAR! It’s so nice to hear such lovely things! We are so glad that we have helped you in any little way let alone the big decision to go back to work. We’re so glad you are now at ease with that. Your daughter is so lucky to have such a caring and super Fun Mum! Thank you once again for taking the time to tell us these lovely words and we wish you all the best. We hope to see you here again and again too! We would LOVE to have you. Yours in Fun Jenni & Louise xxxx

  7. I’d like to take a spare peace of time, to also thankyou without end your inspirational ideas are very much appreciated. I too stumbled upon your site one night and have been needing a home made paint recipe haha needing not wanting! I’m pondering my idea to make a mixture for miss 1’s birthday present…..

  8. Thank you for this post, for a while now i have wanted to allow my 8 month old to play with paint but obviously am very concerned about him eating it. Then i came across your site via another activity and wow I am so excited to try this with him!!!

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