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How to Make Powdered Milk Paint

How to Make Powdered Milk Paint. This powdered milk paint recipe makes a great paint for kids' crafts. It's inexpensive to make and you can make tons of colors. It dries fairly quickly and leaves a glossy opaque finish. The following will show you how to make powdered milk paint for your kids' craft projects.

Make Powdered Milk Paint
  1. Measure out ½ cup of powdered milk into a plastic container or jar with a lid.

  2. Add ½ cup of water into the powdered milk and stir until the milk is completely dissolved. This mixture makes up your "medium."

  3. Put some of the medium onto a palette pan. Add a little tempera powdered pigment to the mixture.

  4. Stir the powdered milk medium and the tempera powdered pigment gently with your paint brush on the palette pan until it is smooth. Add a little more powdered milk medium to make the color lighter or a little more of the tempera powdered pigment to darken the color.

  5. Use water to thin the paint to make the color lighter or the paint more transparent.

  6. Wash your brush out with water to change colors or when you are finished painting.

  7. Tip

    If you need more paint than this recipe makes, mix a 1 to 1 ratio of powdered milk to water and make as much as you need. Powdered milk paint is better than poster paint because it doesn't leave dust on your hands or chip off easily as poster paint does. Mix different colors of powdered tempera paint together with the powdered milk medium to make all kinds of different colors of paint. Mix colors only as you need them. Store the powdered milk medium in your container with the lid closed and keep it in the refrigerator until you need it to make it last longer.