Easy Homemade Watercolors

Make your own watercolors at home using only 2-ingredients!
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We love making our own paint at home.  The process is fun, and the results are always a surprise.
Today, we experimented with a couple of household staples to see if we could make watercolor cakes, and the results were just too fun!  Read on for the easy recipe.  

Watercolor Paint Recipe

Materials
Method
  • Begin by filling each slot of the ice cube tray roughly 3/4 of the way with baking soda.
  • Add 1-2 drops of food coloring to each slot, using varying colors as you go.
  • Then, slowly begin to add water to each slot and gently mix.
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  • As you add water the baking soda will dissolve.
  • Finish the slots with more baking soda, slowly adding more and gently mixing until you have a really thick consistency with minimal residual water.
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  • From here you can leave the watercolor cakes out to dry, or you can pop the tray in the freezer for faster results. 
  • Drying out of the freezer may take up to 24 hours, but in the freezer the watercolor cakes will be set in 3-4 hours.
Once the watercolor cakes are set you will be left with beautifully vibrant paints that kids can use again and again!  All you need is a bit of water and a few brushes!
MAKE YOUR OWN WATER-COLOR PAINTS (easy recipe & they FIZZ!) #homemadepaintrecipe #paintrecipeforkids #homemadewatercolorpaint #homemadewatercolors #homemadepaintkids #homemadepaint
MAKE YOUR OWN WATER-COLOR PAINTS (easy recipe & they FIZZ!) #homemadepaintrecipe #paintrecipeforkids #homemadewatercolorpaint #homemadewatercolors #homemadepaintkids #homemadepaint

Extend the Fun
  • Give kids vinegar instead of water to paint with, and they will stare in awe as the watercolors FIZZ & bubble as they make art!
  • Another fun way to play is to let kids paint their art using water like normal. Then, they can squirt their creations with vinegar to make their artwork FIZZ.
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