Make Your Own Paint

No paint at home? No problem! We'll walk you through how to make your own.

Published on May 25, 2020


You have a great idea for an art project but when you go to find paint… it’s all dried up. Raise your hand if this has happened to you!

Here we’re making our own paint with just four simple ingredients.


  • Water
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Food Coloring


  1. In a large bowl, mix equal parts flour, salt, an warm water. Once combined, transfer desired amounts into separate, smaller containers.
  2. In each container, add a few drops of food coloring and thoroughly mix.
  3. Use paint brushes (check our our DIY Paintbrushes) to start creating your very own masterpiece!

Tip: Paint mixture can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.