Homemade Paint Recipe - Flour Paint
We have a nice supply of store bought paint, but I almost always find myself whipping up my own. Why? Because it's so much fun experimenting with everyday items and adding different textures and changing up consistencies. You can find our full list of homemade paint recipes here, and then read on to see how we made our rainbow flour paint.
How to Make Rainbow Flour Paint
Directions: Okay, I feel like I say this all the time, but it's true! These paints were so easy to make. The only hard part was keeping my two year old twins entertained while I mixed them up. I didn't use exact measurements, but I put roughly 1/4 cup of flour in a measuring cup, added coloring and a squirt of water and mixed the paint with a whisk. Keep in mind that since this paint recipe has a flour base you will need a good amount of color. If the paint is too thick and doesn't seem like it will spread well add a little more water. Use caution not to add too much water, because the water will moisten the paper and crinkle it. Once I was happy with the consistency of each batch I added about a teaspoon of vegetable oil. The oil is optional. It gives the paint a glossier look. We don't use vegetable oil for cooking, but I buy a cheap brand to use in our play recipes. The amounts given were per color, so I made seven batches of that recipe.
All four of my boys loved this paint recipe. They were so excited to get started!
Like most paint recipes, exact measurements are not necessary. It's all about preference. Have fun experimenting! For an even glossier paint, use more oil.
I will forever cherish these moments, watching my boys create together.
As you can see, they are more interested in the process of art rather than the final product. Most of our paintings end up looking exactly like this, and I love it.
Here is a good look at how the paint dried. It had a cool texture, and the colors are quite gorgeous!
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