Did you know that you can make your own watercolor paint!? You can! And they are non-toxic, smell amazing and are completely edible. Which is perfect if you have little ones. And the best part is that this homemade paint take exactly 2 ingredients to make…and one of them is water. So these are simple, quick and affordable too! And you don’t have to worry if your little one decides to lick the paint because it smells so yummy. These are perfectly harmless. Read on to learn how to make your own homemade paint!
- 1 Tablespoon Flavored Gelatin Powder in a Variety of Colors.
- 1 Tablespoon Warm Water.
- Plastic Mini Storage Containers.
- Kids Paint Brushes.
We found 5 different colors of gelatin at our local grocery store that we decided to use. I didn’t think that there would be a big difference in color between strawberry, cherry and raspberry, so we used cherry as our red, berry blue as our blue, lime for green, lemon for yellow and orange for orange.
After the colors were mixed well, we used kids paint brushes to paint our design. I let my children have fun with this and just sat back and watched as they delighted in the fact that they were painting with homemade paint they made!
As a quick side note though, be careful as this homemade paint can stain. My children usually wear an apron or old clothing when doing projects like this. And we always have a container of wipes handy for easy clean up!
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Ashley is an interior designer turned DIY / Craft Blogger located in the Indianapolis area. Her passion for interior design grew into a love of creating and one day she just decided to start blogging about it, at Simply Designing! Ashley loves power tools and her hot glue gun, but her sewing machine slightly scares her. She loves life, finds joy in the simple things, and is a firm believer that a good cup of hot chocolate or ice cream cures most things.