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Kids Activities: Make Your Own Paint

Most kids love nothing better than painting, making a mess, and making things. So why not make your own paint? It’s cheaper than buying it in stores and it is made from only four ingredients that you will already have in your home. It is a fun activity that you can do with your kids.

Make Your Own Paint

Make Your Own Paint

Making your own paint with your child is lots of fun and it will provide your child will an extra activity, keep her busy, and save you money in the long run. Since it is made from all natural ingredients it is also non-toxic and safe for your child.


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup water
  • Food Colouring
Mixing paint
Mixing paint


Simple, just mix it all up! We stored it in tomato sauce bottles, making it easy to pour, use, and store.

Paint in Tomato Sauce Bottles
Paint in tomato sauce bottles


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  1. So clever and easy 🙂

  2. Ok!!!! I’m making this!!!!

    • Lots of fun Mandy, and it costs next to nothing! Plus it is safe for them to eat…. not exactly tasty but it isn’t dangerous or toxic!

  3. These are cool what a clever idea and i can imagine it will be alot of fun making the paint and then to use it.

  4. Sibongile Skosana

    Awesome! No more running out of paint.

  5. thank you for sharing lynne, will def give this a try

  6. Oh my goodness!! So simple DIY at home,cost effective and safe for the child.I am planning to keep my boy busy with the activities next year, thank you very much for sharing this

  7. Amazing thank you for this definitely going to have to make it as my son loves to paint.

  8. Making paintings that easy thanks for sharing could be loads of fun for myself and son ???? He would enjoy making it and then asking me what he should paint for me ????

  9. Love this I still really want to try making it. I know my son will have a blast.

  10. will definitely be trying thus out today

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