how to make watercolors

I’m sure I’m not the only parent wary of the ingredients in kids’ art supplies. We once received a kids activity kit that was labeled as “Non-Toxic” but also carried a warning to call poison control immediately if a child ingested any of the contents. Yikes! Luckily, Heather did a great tutorial on Home Made SimpleĀ showing us how easy it is to make your own watercolors using ingredients from your kitchen. Not only are these paints truly non-toxic, but you can customize the palette to make any color your heart desires! [how to make your own watercolors]

Project Estimate

  • White vinegar, on hand or $1
  • Light corn syrup, on hand or $1 and up
  • Baking soda, on hand or $1
  • Cornstarch, on hand or $1
  • Liquid food coloring, on hand or $1 and up
  • Bowl or measuring cup with a pour spout, on hand
  • Containers for paint, on hand
  • Spatula, on hand
  • Wood craft sticks, on hand or $1 and up

Total: Free and up