Homemade Paint Recipes

We love making our own paints.  The process is fun, and each paint recipe provides kids with unique art experiences and ways to play.  Little ones also feel such a sense of pride when painting with paints they made themselves.  Here you will find all of the homemade paint recipes we have shared... from ultra simple to creatively eclectic and everywhere between.

Homemade Paint Recipes for Kids
Never look for a paint recipe again!  This collection has a recipe for every type of paint imaginable and then some, all in one handy resource.
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Paint Collection for Kids

Homemade DOODLE Paint Recipe.  The consistency of the paint makes it really easy for kids to draw and make designs- SO FUN!       Make your own powdered paint for just one dollar!  There are so many ways to use this homemade powder in arts, crafts, play recipes, and sensory play!  Bath Time Chalk Paint Recipe- vibrant colors, a fun texture, and 100% washable paint perfect for bath time art
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Candy cane paint recipes from Growing a Jeweled Rose Painting the snow is so fun!  Here are two fun ways to make snow paint Make your own scratch & sniff paint using only three ingredients.  Once dry hang kids art at their level and they will delight in scratching and sniffing their creations.
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 Glow in the Dark Doodle Paints- easy to make and SO FUN! Fill eggs with paint and toss them at canvas!  This project is surprisingly easy to set up and SO FUN!
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What a great way to use old markers!  Make washable watercolor paints! GENIUS! BUBBLE Paint- what could be more fun than painting and creating art with colorful bubbles? Magic Snow Paint Recipe- my kids had so much fun hunting for magic snow with their magical snow paint
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Kid Made Puffy Sand Paint- making the paint is so fun for kids and it is great for sensory play and art activities.    Make Your Own Chalk Paint using just two ingredients!  This paint has the texture of chalk but the consistency of a liquid paint- can be used in arts, crafts, and even on the sidewalk!  glowing bubbles painting
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kool-aid finger paint    Soothing eucalyptus paint is easy to make and perfect for the colder months
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Kool-aid snow paint is super vibrant and smells amazing which makes it even more fun for kids   paint bombs  Make art the sparkles and shines with homemade SHIMMER Paint- This paint dries glossy and silky with a really neat texture  
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   Easy to make FREEZY PAINTS - Create beautiful works of art with these super fluffy, icy paints - a perfect way for kids to beat the heat this Summer!!!   Make TEXTURE paints using a simple, no cook paint recipe
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   Make your own pumpkin puffy paint- this paint has such a FUN texture and is perfect for creating puffy touch and feel pumpkin art   Easy peasy homemade face paint recipe
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Chalk Rockets- these rockets fly high in the air, creating beautiful exploding art all over the pavement.  Way too FUN!       Sidewalk Sand Play Recipe- easy to make and so fun for kids!  All the mess washes easily away after play, too!
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Glowing ice painting      Sidewalk egg crack painting
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Make your own glow in the dark vinegar for fun Science experiments and super sensory play.  So many FUN ways to play! ( Click for ideas)  Homemade candy cor paint recipe perfect for Fall.  Easy to make and dries puffy!
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water balloon paint war   Sidewalk SPLAT painting with chalk filled balloons   
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    Summer ice painting    Pop Rock Paint
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paint and play    ice play    
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  Fizzing Bath Paint recipe   
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Glowing Easter Eggs       
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      Easy to make pumpkin scented bath paint perfect for Fall.  This paint made my whole house smell just like pumpkin pie.
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   Christmas activities- gingerbread scented paint recipe   
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Hot Chocolate Paint recipe   Shivery Ice Paint Recipe Candy Cane Paint Recipe
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paint recipe  Kool-aid  Beach Bath         
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        Glowing Grinch Bath        sensory activities- watermelon paint
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A fantastic collection of homemade paint recipes for kids- from super simple to creatively eclectic and everything in-between