Making Homemade Watercolor Paints is so easy. All you need is five ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen. Just combine baking soda, vinegar, corn syrup, corn starch, and food coloring to create a non-toxic set of watercolor paints that is safe for children of all ages to use. These homemade watercolor paints are perfect for creating art projects and crafts for kids.
- 4 tablespoons of Baking Soda
- 3 tablespoons of Vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon of Light Corn Syrup
- 2 tablespoons of Corn Starch
- Food Coloring
- Small Mixing Bowl
- Measuring Spoons
- Muffin Pan or Ice Cube Tray
- Toothpicks or Popsicle Sticks
1. Mix the baking soda and vinegar in a small mixing bowl. Watch your child’s expression as the two ingredients mix and interact with each other.
2. After the baking soda and vinegar has stopped bubbling, add the corn syrup and corn starch to the small mixing bowl and mix well.
3. Pour the mixture into a muffin pan or ice cube tray. We put about 2 tablespoons into each cup in our 6-cup muffin pan.
4. Add 3 – 4 drops of food coloring to each cup and mix with a toothpick or popsicle stick. Your child can combine 2 colors to create a new color. Mixing red and yellow together will make orange and mixing blue and red together will make purple.
5. Let dry for at least 24 hours.
After the paint has dried completely, add a little bit of water to each cup. Then, dip your paintbrush into the paint, apply it to a piece of paper, and create a colorful picture. You may want to use a separate cup of water to rinse your brush before switching from one color to another color. Making Homemade Watercolor Paints is just that easy. These non-toxic paints can be used by children of all ages to create one-of-a-kind artwork and crafts for kids.
Thank you for sharing this recipe! I was wondering if I could emit the light corn syrup or if there are any substitute? Thanks again!
Raising Little Superheroes says
You can try omitting it or adding a little sugar water. Let me know how it works!