Make your own paints

Have you ever wanted to make your own coloured paints? Want to paint with a range of colours without buying them all individually?

Here’s your answer – make your own!

What you’ll need:

  • White paint
  • Food dye
  • Pipettes/droppers (if you want to use them to drop in the food dye)
  • Paint pots (I used leftover foam cups)
  • Paint brushes
  • Paper

Watch the video to see how easy it is!

One thing you might be worried about is whether or not the paint will stain your child’s clothes. I had this concern too so I did a test. I painted some of each paint onto one of my son’s t-shirts, left it for a few hours and then popped it in the wash. As you can see from the pictures below it didn’t stain.

This does not guarantee it won’t stain your child’s clothes as factors such as different fabrics, different paint bases and different amounts of food dye added will possibly change the outcome.

Happy mixing!

Amy xx

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