How to Make Watercolor Paint

Introduction: How to Make Watercolor Paint

The following supplies are needed in order to make the watercolor paint:

  1. Salt
  2. 4-5oz cups
  3. Food coloring
  4. Paper Towel
  5. Bowl
  6. Spoon
  7. All-Purpose Flour
  8. Water
  9. Watercolor brushes
  10. Paper

Step 1: Prepare the Set Up

Utilize the paper towel as a base and put the bowl on top.

Step 2: Add the Flour

Add 4 spoons of flour to one of the cups and then add the flour in the cup into the bowl.

Step 3: Add the Salt

Add 4 spoons of salt to the cup and then add the salt in the cup into the bowl.

Step 4: Prepare the Water

Fill the 5oz cup with water.

Step 5: Add Water

Pour half of the cup with water into the bowl.

Step 6: Mix the Ingredients

Stir up the mixture in the bowl with the spoon until it is completely mixed and diluted.

Step 7: Add More Water

Since the mixture will be a bit thicker, the rest of the cup with water is added to the mixture and it is stirred more.

Step 8: Transfer the Mixture

Transfer the mixture into 4 different 5oz cups evenly.

Step 9: Add More Water If Needed

If the solution is still thick, a little bit of water can be added to make the mixture thinner.

Step 10: Add the Food Coloring

Add 2-3 drops of food coloring into each cup.

Step 11: Mix the Solution

Mix the food coloring within each cup to obtain the color wanted for each solution.

Step 12: Create Art

Use the brush to dip into each color and create art using the piece of paper.

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    2 years ago

    Nice job on the paints!

    How do you store the leftover paints? Do you want them to stay wet or do you let them dry out and then use them like you would storebought watercolor paints :)