Make Your Own Paint!

Kids Craft:

Make your own paint using eggs and chalk with the help of this guest post from the lovely Rachel of (Thank you, Rachel!) If you haven’t already seen her site, it is loaded with plenty of inspiring crafts and activities for kids!

Tip: This craft is designed for kids who know not to put paint in their mouths. Remember to wash hands after handling raw egg.

Yup. Raw egg and the leftover bits from your chalk bucket. That is all you need.

Soak your chalk bits in water (keep the colors separated in the water, a muffin tin works well for this) for 15 minuets or so, or until slightly “mushy”. The cheaper “dollar” chalk tends to become a smoother paint consistency – but the colors are not as bright as the name brand chalks. Chalk Pastels make the most brilliant paints!!

Use a hammer and gently pound the chalk until it is a powdery paste. You can also just “mush” the chalk stick if it has soaked long enough. We break our chalk up on our patio and just hose it off when we are done. If you do not have access to a patio, you can use a zippered plastic bag to contain the mess and crush wherever.

Separate the egg yolk from the egg white, and add the yolk to the powder until it is a paint-able consistency.

Our kids have as much fun creating the colors as they do painting with them!

If you like this paint recipe, maybe you’ll like some of our favorite paint activities from around the web:

Note from Valerie — All fantastic ideas, thank you, Rachel!! The kids and I cannot wait to give this a try over the weekend.

Wishing you and your lovely families a wonderful (and fun-filled) weekend!!


  1. Really? I’ve never heard or seen of this but sounds like an activity the kids would love to see in action. I’m also dying to try Rachelle’s dry milk paint. Milk and eggs for art … maybe we can do it for breakfast 🙂

  2. Valerie,
    Do you think food coloring and egg would work too? With chalk or without? This looks fun! We will try it out with some variations and report back!

  3. Super idea! Can’t wait to try it!


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