Easy Homemade Paint

Easy Homemade Paint

If you are looking for a quick and easy paint recipe for your toddler/child, this one will do nicely. This recipe requires only 2 ingredients plus water. Ingredients are all natural and editable. As some toddlers still enjoy tasting everything they can get their hands on this works out well.

I had recently been thinking to make some paint for my toddler, however had not gotten around to doing so yet. Then just two days ago I looked through my dry foods checking the expiration dates. I really don't like throwing food away, so when I can use it for something other than eating I am all for it. Turns out I only had some corn flour that was now past the expiration date.

Now depending on where you live you may or may not be able to buy corn flour. But do not worry. Cornstarch will work exactly the same. I have used both in other recipes and there is absolutely no difference in the outcome.

Ingredients:

6 teaspoons corn flour
1/2 cup water
Food coloring

Steps:

1. In a bowl stir in cornflour with water until mixture is smooth.
2. Add a few drops of food coloring and stir.

This paint works well for drawing on plain paper. We used a yogurt cup holder for a palate and a q-tip for a brush.



Easy Homemade Paint


Have you made homemade paint for your toddler? What did you use?

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11 April 2014 at 04:00 delete

This would be so much more frugal than buying paint at the store, and you could do it whenever you wanted. I love this idea!

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11 April 2014 at 05:34 delete

I use the same basic recipe, but it makes much more.

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11 April 2014 at 05:46 delete

What a great recipe. I have been wanting to make homemade paint for my daughter.

Michelle F.

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12 April 2014 at 00:44 delete

Yes you are absolutely right! Buying already made paints can become quite an expense overtime.

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12 April 2014 at 00:47 delete

I think the next time I make it I will add a little less cornflour as it was a little thick. Though it did work out very well.

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12 April 2014 at 00:47 delete

Yes it is so easy to make and so much cheaper than buying it already made from the store.

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12 April 2014 at 05:07 delete

Love this! Perfect for my little Gabby when she's a little older.

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13 April 2014 at 11:18 delete

This is awesome and so easy!! I love that I can make whatever color we need when we need it. Thanks for sharing!! :-)

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13 April 2014 at 15:26 delete

we will be doing a lot painting this summer, thanks for sharing!

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13 April 2014 at 15:52 delete

It is a great idea to do homemade paint. Kids go through so much, it is nice to be able to supply your own.

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13 April 2014 at 19:15 delete

This is a wonderful idea and so easy to do. I saved this to try out. Thank you!

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14 April 2014 at 00:12 delete

What a great idea! I'll have to try this with my grandkids. Oh, by the way, gorgeous artwork by your toddler!

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14 April 2014 at 00:54 delete

Thats such a simple recipe! Im going to try it with my toddler - thank you!

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14 April 2014 at 03:39 delete

This is pretty similar to the recipe that I did with my kids last week. :-) LOVE the egg storage for ease of paint use. We used ice cube trays.

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14 April 2014 at 17:58 delete

Never made homemade paint before, but wow - I would have never thought that cornflour/starch + food coloring could produce something like that.

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14 April 2014 at 21:09 delete

This is wonderful idea. We don't have to buy in stores.

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15 April 2014 at 04:28 delete

great idea for a fun saturday afternoon!

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15 April 2014 at 05:57 delete

So cute little picture at the end!
This is great btw. Now I don't have a toddler anymore tho.
But maybe later ;)

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15 April 2014 at 15:05 delete

Great idea! Really easy to make and perfect for toddlers!

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15 April 2014 at 20:19 delete

Thank you for sharing this one. It is so easy to make and cheaper too. It is something I want to make for the kids this summer and they can paint away in the backyard to their hearts content.

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16 April 2014 at 05:15 delete

So cool! I am trying this with the kids!

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26 May 2014 at 03:56 delete

Thank you for sharing! This is cool. I must buy some corn flour!! Great post!

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