I love painting, personally, it’s the “medium” of art that I most easily gravitate towards.

by Rachel

About two years we got hooked with our first paint recipe. We made Fizzing Sidewalk Paint.

Our love of color has only grown since then.

Here are…


This puffy paint recipe is not edible, but only takes one minuet to make. It looks to be a fun way to add dimension to your kids play.

Did you know you can make your own tempera paint?? Just like in the 1700s! All you need is egg yolk and chalk. It is not toddler-safe, but the glossy finish is terrific!

Scratch-n-sniff paint is *SO* much fun! Add an interactive element to a card you are painting for a friend with this edible paint recipe.

Finger paints made from jello mix, this recipe is perfect for babies and young toddlers. Via The Imagination Tree.

Think outside the box with paint ingredients. You can add texture to your art masterpieces with a number of items commonly found in the kitchen. via The Imagination Tree.

Paint that when it dries you can eat it… almost sounds too yummy to be true! via Almost Unschoolers.

We like paint that uses all-natural ingredients. My 2 and 3 year olds still put paint in their mouths and love to paint themselves. This is the perfect paint recipe for toddlers. via Modern Parents Messy Kids.

These “honey bears” are filled with sweet colors of chalk paint. Pastels make the best sidewalk paint as they really stand out on dark asphalt. via Smart School House.

The bath tub is a favorite place to paint. You can just wash away the mess. Add an element of fun by using glow-in-the-dark paint to decorate the tub. via Raining Hot Coupons.

Scented paint is fun, my girls especially enjoy adding sensory elements to their art. via Learn Play Imagine.

Squeezing paint in bottles is a great way to increase your child’s hand strength. Thanks for a great idea – Growing a Jeweled Rose.

Sow Sprout Play has a fluffy paint recipe – love the recipe, but especially like how she uses spatulas to slap the paint down.

You can paint with more than “just paint”. Check out these 3-D art projects – via Play at Home Mom.

Painting and snacking! What a great idea to mix the two activities. via Living Locurto.

Here is another bath tub paint recipe. This one is thinner – perfect for older kids! via Kojo Designs.

Texture and scents – all in one easy and colorful recipe! This paint recipe mixes kool-aid with sand for a gorgeous result. via Learn Play Imagine.

Enjoy the colors of the rainbow with this easy watercolor recipe. via Meet the Dubiens.