Homemade Basic Paint aka Dark Horse


Nicknamed the ‘Dark Horse’ as it is simple to make, eatable {as long as you don’t get the measurements of salt mixed around like me, instead of 1 ½ tablespoons I added 1 ½ cups!} and is created from your basic pantry items.

You will need –


1 cup of flour

1 cup of water

1 ½ tablespoons of salt

Food Colouring

A bowl

A spoon

Cup measurements

Step 1. Combine the flour and salt.

Step 2. Gradually add the water while stirring. Let your little miss or mister help out here.

Step 3. Separate into smaller lots and add colour, or just add the one colour to the whole batch.

Step 4. Create, it’s easy to use with fingers or a brush. Our creations made a lovely rough look as we added way to much salt.


The Good



Kids can help with the pouring and stirring

Easy clean up

Stores well

Suitable for any age


The not so Good

If you add to much salt you may end up with a health issue related to large salt intake..of course that’s only if they choose to eat it : ).

It can get a little thick, if it does add a little more water.

It can take a little effort to get it off the brush onto the paper when it’s too thick.

Mark 8/10

I hope you’re having fun testing or reading about all these homemade paint ideas. We still have a few more, tomorrows is one of my favourite! Chalky Paint aka Outdoors Paint

Love, Light and Adding a little salt,

Fiona x