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:
- Steep a tea bag for about an hour and paint with the tea water.
- Grab some mud and finger paint with it. Good, right?
Sorry. here are the real DIY art materials:
DIY microwave puffy paint. Oh my goodness, this one is a winner.
DIY gluten-free (edible!) playdough 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.