Make 3-D paint from household kitchen supplies! Kids will love this sensory art project that keeps its shape after it dries.


  • large mixing bowl
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of salt
  • 1 cup of water (add more if mixture seems to thick)
  • food coloring
  • paper
  • paintbrushes


    1. 3dpaint-longAdd your ingredients to a large mixing bowl. First add the salt, followed by food coloring and then flour. Lastly add a cup of water.

    2. Stir well Mix all the ingredients together until a smooth paste is formed. If the mixture is too thick, add more water.

    3. Once mixed, dip paintbrushes inside the paint mixture and blot the paper.

    Your artwork will dry raised!

Caroline Gravino Urdaneta, a PBS Parents resident crafter, is a designer of creative family projects, tinkering painter and mother of four children. She writes about project ideas for the whole family and how to encourage creativity in kids on the popular blog, Salsa Pie and shares videos on the PBS Parents YouTube Channel. Subscribe HERE.

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