Making paint is a fun activity for kids especially when they are at home during the summer vacations when they have nothing else to do. Making paint from nature is a safe and fun activity and it’s probably the only activity you can leave your children with.
Here are some of the ways and some of the very bright colors you can make from all the natural things around you.
Red From Cherries
The first step is to get some juicy cherries. After that, remove their stems and wash them, and put them in a bowl to crush. You can remove the pit and blend them in a blender as well but that will take all the fun out of it. After crushing them in a bowl, strain them with a cloth or stainer and the natural red paint will be ready to use. You can mix it with some water if it’s too thick for ease of use.
Green From Leaves
Gather some leaves from your garden or any nearby tree. You can get various kinds of leaves if you want to. Crush them with a mortar and pestle. Take them out and drain the leaf juices from the mixture. You’ll have a perfect green color to paint with.
Yellow From Mustard
This one is really easy. If you have mustard powder at hand you can just mix it with water and get a perfectly yellow color but you have to be careful about the amount of water you add. Similarly, with mustard paste, you can dilute it with water and just paint with it.
Blue From Blackberries
Take a handful of blackberries and crush them in a bowl with a potato masher or blend them in a blender to get a grainy mixture. Crushing it with a potato masher is better because you’ll children can learn the use of various kitchen tools. Drain the blackberry mixture and your kids can start painting all the clouds they want.
Purple From Blueberries
You can repeat the same process for the purple color as well. Just crush the blueberries (which sound weird as we desire a purple color, but trust me it will be the perfect purple), strain them and you will have a purple liquid for painting.
These are some fun ways you can help your kids make natural paint.