10 DIY Art Materials

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Art material recipes - DIY art supplies

Sometimes it’s fun to just DIY your own art materials. It makes the art-ing process all the more fun, and is a creative endeavor itself. My favorite thing about this post is that I just went in to fix  a link, and it totally republished it for right now, even though I originally posted it 4 years ago.

My second favorite thing is that I only give 6 examples of DIY art materials, even though I promised 10 in the title.

I feel like I lied to you all. Okay, here are 2 more:

  1. Steep a tea bag for about an hour and paint with the tea water.
  2. Grab some mud and finger paint with it. Good, right?

Sorry. here are the real DIY art materials:

DIY art materials: Puffy Paint

DIY microwave puffy paint. Oh my goodness, this one is a winner.

scratch board tools

DIY Scratchboard

diy mod podge recipe

DIY Decoupage Medium

DIY gluten free playdough

DIY gluten-free (edible!) playdough recipe

DIY watercolor paints recipe

Watercolor Paints recipe

DIY sidewalk chalk

Sidewalk Chalk recipe

This last one looks deceivingly simple, but it always keeps my kids interested for sooooo long.

Do you, or have you attempted to make art materials? Obviously they aren’t going to be the scientifically researched art materials, but how cool is it to make art with something you’ve made yourself? Artistic process, baby.

DIY art materials - ideas for making your own art supplies to double your creative endeavor!

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