19 Homemade Paints for Preschool Painting Activities
Homemade paints are easy to make and provide new opportunities for toddlers and preschoolers to explore and create. This roundup gives you easy recipes, with options for using your new paints in awesome painting activities.
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Its easy to engage kids creative skills in interesting ways with homemade paints.
Browse this exciting roundup to find unexpected ways to introduce painting activities to toddlers and preschoolers.
We've included paints for indoors, paints for outdoors, and even ones you can safely taste.
Homemade paints for kids activities
The activities in this roundup are meant to give you easy options for painting with preschoolers. The activities can be set up with no extra expense, and no trips to the store.
Ingredients can be found in your craft supplies (chalk, for example), or in the kitchen (flour, for example).
Part of the fun is making the paints together - mixing ingredients and experimenting with textures and consistencies.
Note: Even if you have plenty of paint on hand, these painting activities are fun to do with kids any time!
1. Paints for indoors
Scented paint / Fantastic Fun and Learning
Shaving cream paint / Happiness is Homemade
Microwave puffy paint / Happiness is Homemade
Body paint / Pink Stripey Socks
Finger paint / A Little Crunchy
Bath paint / Messy Little Monster
2. Paints for outdoors
Watercolor paint / Kori at Home
Paint with bubbles / Chic 'n Savvy
Sidewalk chalk paint / Happiness is Homemade
Fizzy flour paint / Simple Fun for Kids
Recycled chalk paint / Rhythms of Play
Sidewalk chalk paint / jDaniel 4's Mom
3. Taste-safe paints
Toddler approved edible paint / The Natural Homeschool
Toddler art with flour paint / Simple Fun For Kids
Taste safe finger paint / Rainy Day Mum
Peeps Puffy Paint / Messy Little Monster
Painted Firework Toast / Messy Little Monster
Corn syrup paint / Pink Stripey Socks
Finger painting with blackberries / Kori at Home
Painting activities are fun - and easy! - with homemade paints.
Use homemade paints to add something different to your preschool paint activities.
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