DIY Watercolor Paints
Here is a fun summer activity for the kids. DIY Watercolor Paints are easy to make and safe enough and non-toxic for the younger kids to help with.
The homemade watercolor paints are bright and colorful. You can make as many different colors as you like using food coloring. These DIY Watercolor Paints are a perfect summer kids activity.
My granddaughters Hailey and Emma couldn’t believe that we could make our own homemade watercolor paints. It was torture for them to wait for the homemade paint to dry so they could start painting.
The kids were so excited and couldn’t wait to start painting with the homemade paints.
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We made so many different colors using McCormick food coloring. The girls are very creative and as soon as they could they got to work creating some artwork.
I made this easy DIY Watercolor Paints Mixing Chart so you can make the same colors as we did. Or you can come up with your own color combinations and make your own homemade watercolor paints colors.
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The homemade watercolor paints are so bright and colorful. I was really surprised by how nice they turned out.
How to make DIY Watercolor Paints
Supplies (affiliate links included)
- 1 cup baking soda
- 3/4 cup white vinegar
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 2 tbs corn syrup
- large mixing bowl
- small spouted measuring cup
- McCormick Basic Food Coloring and McCormick Neon Food Coloring
- 3 ice cube trays
- Measure baking soda into a large mixing bowl.
- Slowly pour the vinegar into the bowl.
- When the mixture stops bubbling whisk to combine well.
- Add the 2 tablespoons of corn syrup and cornstarch to the bowl.
- Whisk well the mixture well.
- Transfer some of the mixture to a small spouted measuring cup.
- Carefully pour the mixture into each compartment of the ice cube trays.
- Squeeze drops of food coloring into each compartment mixing colors following to coloring chart.
- Use a toothpick, skewer or Popsicle stick to mix the colors.
- Once the food coloring is mixed in set trays in a safe area to allow to dry complexity.
- May require up to 48 hours to dry completely.
- Once dry use your homemade watercolor paints just like you would store-bought watercolor paints.
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