Monday, 13 April 2020

Kayleigh's Crafts - Make Your Own Paint







Today we are making some homemade paint. We have 4 different recipes below and you can see how they turned out in our YouTube video. 


We have put measurements for each paint but we found it much easier (and fun!) to add each ingredient slowly and add more as required to create the amount of paint needed. 

Each paint is smooth to paint with and dries very quickly when used on paper. 




Paint 1:

What do you need?

White Flour (340g)
Water (240ml)
Salt (240g)
Food Colouring

How to:

Slowly add your flour, water and salt to a mixing bowl and stir. If your mixture is too watery, add more salt or flour. If you're mixture is too thick, add more water. 

Stir all the lumps out so your mixture is smooth.

Add a few drops your chosen colour of food colouring and stir.


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Paint 2:

What do you need?

Barcarbonate of Soda (4tbsp)
Corn Flour (2tbsp)
Water (100ml)
Food Colouring

How to:

Slowly add your Barcarbonate of Soda, Corn Flour/Starch and water to a mixing bowl and stir. 

Corn Flour is an hardening agent so you will feel some resistance when mixing, but keep stirring until your mixture is smooth. 


Add a few drops your chosen colour of food colouring and stir.

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Paint 3:

What do you need?

PVA Glue
Food Colouring

How to:


Add some PVA glue and a few drops your chosen colour of food colouring and stir. Add as much PVA glue as you need to paint with. Start small and make more paint as needed. 

This paint is sticky and has a shine to it. 


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Paint 4:

What do you need?

Washing Up Liquid
Food Colouring

How to:

Add some washing up liquid and a few drops your chosen colour of food colouring and stir. Add as much washing up liquid as you need to paint with. Start small and make more paint as needed. 




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We would love to see your finished crafts! 

Please share you art with us by using the hashtag:

#KayleighsCrafts

and by tagging Creative Eye and Norden Farm.

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It costs over £600,000 a year to run Norden Farm and your donation will help to keep the work going.

If you are in a position to make a donation and help us remain a vital part of the community, we would be enormously grateful.



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