Making your own anything seems to get the kids in the kitchen in a flash! Save money and have even more fun with them by making your own poster paint with this easy how-to guide.

What you Need


1/4 cup flour

1 cup water

Small jars (use one for each colour you want)

3 tbsp. powdered tempera paint

2 tbsp. water (per container)

1/2 tsp. liquid starch or liquid detergent per container (optional)


Gather your ingredients.

Measure flour into a saucepan.

While stirring, slowly add 1 cup water to make a smooth paste.

Heat, stirring constantly until the paste thickens.

Cool, then measure 1/4 cup paste into each container.

Add 3tbsp. powdered tempera paint and 2 tbsp. water into each container.

Add liquid starch for a matte finish or liquid detergent for a glossy finish.

Store in airtight containers.

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January 11 2014

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