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How to make watercolour paints for kids

 
Find out how to make your own non-toxic watercolour paints with this simple recipe using just 5 ingredients from your pantry. Quick and easy to do and safe for young kids to use.
Find out how to make your own non-toxic watercolour paints with this simple recipe using just 5 ingredients from your pantry.

Quick and easy to do and safe for young kids to use.


Homemade Watercolour Paints For Kids

 

What you'll need for your watercolour paints

 
  • 8 tbsp baking soda
  • 4 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp golden syrup
  • 4 tbsp cornflour
  • Food colouring or food colouring gels in different colours
  • Mixing spoon
  • Container or jug with a spout
  • Mini muffin tin with 12 compartments
  • Toothpicks
  • Paint brushes and paper
 

How to make your watercolour paints


1. Mix the baking soda and vinegar together in a container or jug with a spout and wait for the fizzing to stop.  

2. Add the golden syrup and cornflour and mix well until the cornflour has dissolved.

3. Pour the mixture into the muffin tin, filling each compartment to half-full.

4. Use a toothpick to add a few drops of food colouring to one of the muffin tin compartments.

5. Repeat using a clean toothpick and a different food colouring colour for each compartment.

6. Stir the mixture in each compartment with a clean toothpick until the food colouring is fully blended. 

7. You're now ready to start painting using the paint brushes and paper (and fingers too!).


Tip

  • Food colouring gels produce a more intense paint colour than liquid food colouring.
 

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