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20 Homemade Art Supplies For Kids!

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There is no need to buy art supplies when you can just as easily make your own using items you already have at home. Homemade art supplies will save you money, and the bonus is you know exactly what’s in them.

 3. Homemade glitter glue from Paging Fun Mums

Who knew it was possible to make your own glitter glue? This recipe makes 6 cups; enough to have a lot of fun with.

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2. Homemade kids paint from Happy Money Saver

It doesn’t get any easier to make your own paint than this recipe. All you need is 3 ingredients to get started.

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 3. Homemade water colour paints from All Parenting

Store bought water colour paints always say they are non toxic, but you never really know what’s in them. Make your own instead and you will always know exactly what’s on the ingredients list.

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4. DIY chalk from Babble Dabble Do

It’s incredibly easy t make your own chalk, it’s basically plaster mixed with water and paint. Easy!

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5. Natural homemade glue from Sustainable Echo

This glue is really easy to make, works just as good as shop bought glue, and will keep for a while in the fridge.


 6. Homemade glitter from Growing a jeweled rose

Making your own glitter is so much cheaper than buying it from the store. All you need is some salt and food colouring.


 7. Homemade chalk paint from Nurture Store

You only need 2 ingredients to make this chalk paint, and once it dries you can easily brush it away with your fingers or a cloth.

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 8. 3 Ingredient DIY foam paint from Dabbles and Babbles

Mix together some shaving cream glue and food colouring and you have foam paint.

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 9. Make your own kinetic sand by Gimme Freebies

Make your own kinetic sand for a fraction of the cost of the store bought version. There is even instructions for coloured kinetic sand.

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10. Seriously easy homemade face paint from Popsugar

Rather than buy expensive face paint you can easily make your own. You can create an entire set using different colours, and even add a little shimmer for glitter face paint.

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 11. Salt dough from Artful Parent

Salt dough is super easy to make, and can be used to make all sorts of salt dough ornaments.

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 12. Homemade modelling clay from Creative Play House

This homemade modelling clay needs only two ingredients to make, and can be left to air dry after modelling ready for painting.


 13. Make your own coloured rice from Fun At Home With Kids

Coloured rice is so much fun to make, the kids can even get involved. It looks amazing once the different colours are mixed together.

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 14. Cloud dough from Happy Hooligans

This cloud dough is made using only 2 ingredients, flour and baby oil. Best of all, it keeps indefinitely in an airtight container.

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 15. No cook paper mache glue from Crayon Box Chronicles

Paper mache is one of those craft activities that never gets old with kids. Next time your kids make a paper mache masterpiece, use this no cook paper mache glue.

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 16. No cook play dough from The Imagination Tree

Play dough is so much more fun to play with when it’s homemade. You can whip up a batch in only 4 minutes.

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 17. How to dye pasta from Kids Play Box

There are so many art projects and crafts that can be made from pasta, and you can easily colour your own.

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 18. Homemade finger paint recipe from Powerful Mothering

Make your own colourful finger paints that are completely edible.

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 19. Homemade stamp pads for kids from Paging Fun Mums

Easily make your own stamp pads for kids using plastic containers, paint and sponges.

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 20. Bottle top stamps from Crafts on Sea

Kids will need stamps to go with their stamps pads, so make your own using bottle tops and foam stickers.

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There you have it our top 20 homemade art supplies for kids, do you have any you would like to share?

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Creators, Bakers & Homemakers
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Creators Bakers & Homemakers contributors are mainly busy mums who share tips and recipes which have helped them around the home and raising a family. Whether it be an easy mid-week meal, a wickedly decadent dessert or a DIY craft to keep the kids entertained while you keep your feet up, we have you covered.