Non-Toxic DIY Paint Recipe For Kids

A homemade DIY paint recipe for the kids that contains all edible ingredients, zero toxins, and is super cheap and easy to make too!

These homemade paints are so quick, cheap, and easy to make – you can literally create these non-toxic paints from basic pantry items in less than 10 minutes! The colour options are near endless, and because these paints are safe to ingest, they are perfect for finger painting too.

Cheap Non-toxic paint recipe for parents and kids

This homemade non-toxic paint recipe is great for quickly whipping up on an afternoon when the kids are bored – it’s quick and easy to make, and you probably already have the ingredients in your pantry! Made from all edible ingredients, you won’t need to stress about someone eating (or pets licking) the paint either.

DIY easy homemade paint recipe for kids

These DIY paints can be made in just 5 minutes! Simply blend the flour and salt together, and then whisk in cold water until dissolved.

All natural homemade paint recipe for kids finger painting

It’s then just a matter of mixing in the colouring of your choosing. I like to put the paints in these squeezable sauce bottles $1.50 from Kmart, because it makes them easier to store and results in less mess and wastage.  You will need to give them a shake before using.

Homemade paint recipe for easy paint activity for kids

These homemade paints are pretty easy to clean, however, I’d avoid getting them on the carpet or couch if you’re using food colouring, it may stain. A big waterproof tablecloth is great for backyard painting, but a canvas and paintbrush at the kitchen bench whilst mum is prepping dinner also works a charm!

This non-toxic DIY paint recipe is a definite crowd pleaser! You may also like my home-made playdough.

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Non-toxic paint recipe

Non-Toxic Paint For Kids

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  • Author: Katrina Springer
  • Total Time: 5 mins


  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup cold water
  • Food colouring


  1. Blend flour and salt together in a large bowl.
  2. Add in cold water and mix until smooth
  3. Add food colouring and mix.
  4. Increase food colouring until desired colour is reached.
  5. Use a funnel to pour paint into squeezable bottle.
  6. Shake before use.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins


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