18 Easy Ways to Make Homemade DIY Paint for Any Project

Last updated on July 21, 2020

There are several reasons why you might want to make DIY paint at home for different purposes. We have a few ideas for every purpose. Read on!

Why would you want to make homemade paint in the first place? For one, you may want to save some money on wall paint if you’re going to do a little remodeling job (and if you’re a die-hard DIYer). But there are also more fun reasons to make paint, for examples, for crafts and for your kids to play with.

Whatever is the case, we have a tutorial to cover the bases. From acrylic paints to all-natural homemade paints, and even edible paints – you can make them all for any type of activity.

In short, here’s what you can expect:

  • Make acrylic paint using acrylic base and color pigments.
  • Make natural pain by mixing water with natural powders (such as white flour or casein powder), and adding natural color pigments.
  • Each tutorial below has the purpose and ingredients indicated.

Let’s begin!

What's Inside?

How to Make Metallic Acrylic Paint

In this tutorial, I’ll show how to make homemade metallic acrylic paint so easy you won’t believe it. It’s for painting crafts, wood and even for cloth. Check out this Youtube video to find out how it’s done.

How to Make Paint at Home

If you’ve run out of paint you can learn how to make paint at home all by yourself with this easy step by step tutorial. This is also perfect for kids. Check out this Youtube video to see how it’s done.

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DIY Paint at Home

Very easy homemade paints. Kids friendly. Watch the Youtube tutorial for the entire plans and instructions.

How to Make Homemade Paint

In this video, I’m showing how to make homemade paint without using food color. The best craft paint you can make at home. Follow the link to see how it’s done.

3 Easy Homemade Paints

Learn how to make 3 easy homemade paints for kids using items from your pantry. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to make paint from pudding and corn syrup. Check out the video to find out how it’s done.

Make Your Own DIY Mini Paint Palette

Hallmark artist Lynn Giunta shows us how to make your own DIY mini paint palette. (A blog from the Creative Studios at Hallmark.) Check out the article to learn how to do it.

Homemade Toddler Finger Paint

Today I thought it would be fun to make some homemade toddler finger paint. I have come across many recipes over the years for finger paint and many either stain the children’s skin or are unsafe. Check out the article to find out how to make safe paint for toddlers.

How to Make Edible Food Paint

Easy tutorial for how to make edible food paint and gold food paint. They take seconds to make and can be used for cookies, cakes, and more. Check out the link to get the full guidance and instructions.

DIY Puffy Paint for Kids

How to make DIY puffy paint for kids that is actually puffy. Here’s a simple recipe, a step-by-step tutorial, and photos. Homemade puffy paint is easy to make and lots of fun. Check out the article on the Artful Parent to learn how it’s done.

Easy DIY Chalk Paint

A two-ingredient recipe for DIY chalk paint.! A perfect outdoor activity for kids of all ages to play with. Make DIY chalk paint in under 5 minutes. See the article over at Busy Toddler for the complete details and instructions.

DIY Chalk-Finish Paint

Check out this tutorial on Lowe’s website to find out how to do it.

Make a DIY Paint Palette for Acrylics

Learn how to make a DIY Paint Palette for acrylics that help keep your paints moist so they won’t dry out as fast. Read the article to see how it’s done.

DIY Window Paint Recipe

Use this super quick DIY window paint recipe to create some art on the windows. The bonus is that it is very easy to wash off again when they are finished. Check out this tutorial on the Imagination Tree to see how it’s done.

DIY Natural Earth Pigment Paint

Living in a healthy home without toxic chemicals is everybody’s dream. Check out how to make beautiful paints and wall at EcoHome.

Make Your Own Homemade Paint

Making your own paint in a wide range of colors and effects can be fun, satisfying, and less expensive than buying an off-the-shelf product. Follow the article on Mother Earth Living to find out how to do it.

How to Make Your Own Inexpensive Paint

Instead of shopping for manufactured paint, make your own out of a few inexpensive ingredients. Paint that is safe for children of all ages can be made quickly with flour or corn syrup. More experienced artists can mix their own paint. Check out Wikihow to see the entire details.

Homemade Squeezable Paint

Make your own squeezable homemade paint from salt, flour, and water. Add a little food coloring or liquid watercolors to create the color you desire. Read this website to see how it’s done.

DIY Spray Paint

Making your own custom spray paint is easy and produces some interesting results. Maybe they don’t sell the exact color you’re looking for, or you just want to use for all those old almost-empty cans of paint you have hidden in your garage. See this Instructable to get the full guidance and instructions.

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