20 Do-It-Yourself Homemade Art Supplies

Making your own art supplies is a simple way to help your family afford the homeschool life.  There are tons of homemade recipes to choose from online, so if you don’t find what you’re looking for here just try your favorite search engine or Pinterest.  And as an added bonus, many of the recipes are nontoxic and some are even edible.

Here’s our list of 20 homemade art supplies to get you started!

 Homemade Art Supplies

Homemade Art Supplies

Visit the Happy Hooligans and make homemade watercolor paints.

Get Your Mess On! shows you how to make puffy paint.

Turn dried out water-based markers into liquid watercolor paint like Finding My Marbles.

Make homemade cornstarch paint with The Cheese Thief.


Homemade Face & Body Paint

Use this simple recipe to make homemade face and body paint from Blog Me Mom.

Let Blog Me Mom also show you how to make homemade cornstarch clay.

Here’s a DIY paint with water book from One Good Thing By Jillee.

Add extra fun to bath time with this bubble bath paint recipe at Meet the Dubiens.


 homemade playdoh recipe

Kids will love the bright colors (and smell!) in this Koolaid playdough recipe from Homeschool Creations.

Try this gluten free playdough recipe from Creative with Kids for those with celiac or a gluten allergy.

You can make your own non-toxic homemade glue at SustainableEcho.

Creative Playhouse shows you how to make homemade modeling clay.


DIY Colored Sand

Mama Jenn has a tutorial for DIY colored sand to use in your art projects.

Find 8 ideas to make your own stamps at Lines Across.

Turn a paper plate in a homemade painter’s palette like The Left Coast Mama.

You could also make a table easel or an outdoor easel as seen at Teach Preschool.


hoemmade sidewalk chalk recipe

Make homemade sidewalk chalk with Confessions of a Homeschooler.

Your kiddos are sure to love this finger paint recipe out of pudding  at Homespun With Love.

Homespun Threads shares how to make your own window paint.

Use salt to make this homemade glitter at Learn Create Love.





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