25+ Homemade Art Supplies
Following up on our recent 10 Art Essentials for Little Artists, I wanted to share some homemade art supplies!
I’m sharing everything from how to make homemade paints to homemade clays and glues!
I’ve checked out each of these recipes and all of them can be made with ingredients you probably already have in your home, and all ingredients are kid-safe (many are also taste-safe)!
Easy Homemade Paint Recipes
Jell-o Pudding Paint from Craftulate
Kool-Aid sidewalk paint from Fun at Home with Kids
Bathtub paints from the Artful Parent
DIY Liquid Watercolour Paint from Stir the Wonder
DIY Finger Paints from Red Ted Art, or these taste-safe finger paints from Fireflies and Mudpies
Crystalizing Watercolours from Planet Smarty Pants
Glitter Paint from Simple Fun for Kids
Edible Milk Paint from Messy Little Monster
Homemade Chalk Paint from Messy Little Monster
Bubble Painting recipe (part of my 7 Ways to Play with Straws)
Homemade Crayons & Art Supplies
Chalk rocks from Babble Dabble Do
DIY Coloured Sand from Busy Kids Happy Mom
Homemade Body Paint from Pink Stripey Socks
Homemade Glue from I Can Teach My Child
Invisible Ink from Tinkerlab
Homemade Play Doughs
We have a full collection of homemade play dough and play recipes, but here are a highlight of different play doughs from our site and around the web:
Homemade Clay from Happy Hooligans
Homemade Modelling Clay from Creative Play House
Glowing Bread Clay from Housing a Forest
Easy 5-minute microwave playdough from Fun at Home with Kids
Homemade Art Materials
Nature’s Paintbrushes from Messy Little Monster
DIY Coloured Glue from Picklebums
DIY Stampers from Mama Miss
Face Stamps from Mer Mag
Sculpey Nature Stamps (for play dough) from Artful Parent
Which homemade art materials do you not see here, but would like to see us try to make?
(After seeing the price of acrylic gels, we have some plans for gorgeous homemade textured paints in the next couple of weeks!)
Find the rest of our art and craft ideas here.
I am a former preschool educator, nanny, and owner/operator of a state licensed home day care center. Your ideas are fantastic. Now I’m on disability, and a full-time non-professional mixed media artist and art journalist. Your rainbow slime is off the chain! I would definitely try that one out in class. My old standby slime recipe was equal parts liquid starch and Elmer’s glue. I would dye it many colors, but my personal favorite was chartreuse, since it looked so “spooky” and grotesque! Lol