Dimensional Paint Recipe

How to Make Your Own 3D Paint

How to Make Your Own Paint
Home-Made Paint. Steve Allen / Getty Images

Mix up a batch or two of this paint and you will be able to add a unique 3D effect to all of your projects. It will make for a lovely craft project. You can gift this to friends and family, they will love the cool 3 dimensional effect.

How to Make Your Own 3D Paint

Materials Needed:

  • 1/2 Cup Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup Water
  • Food Coloring


In a medium sized bowl, mix together the salt and flour.

Start out by adding 1/4 cup of water and stir well. Continue to add water, a few drops at a time, until your mixture is the consistency of a thick milkshake.

Now you can divide the paint into separate containers depending on how many different colors you want. Add a few drops of food coloring until your paint is the desired color. Your paint is now ready to use!

To apply your paint, use a small squeeze bottle or spread it onto your paper or project with a craft stick. Let your finished painting dry completely before you try moving it.

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Have fun getting crafty with these paint recipes, especially this tutorial for making 3D paint. So many fun projects to be made! Happy crafting!