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How to Make Natural Colours for Your Child

Team StoryWeavers|May 19, 2023, 13:22 IST| 32

With schools and outdoor activities shut during this lockdown phase, for those with little kids,  these five weeks might prove daunting to keep the little ones occupied. After all, this is the age where children learn quickly and look for interesting and fun ways to get their hands dirty! In order to keep your children engaged indoors, here is a super cool DIY (Do It Yourself) activity for you and your children.

Paints with Natural Colours

When it comes to art and craft, children love to get messy with paints. They are always intrigued by bright and vibrant colours and love to paint their world in different colours. The tough part for the parents comes when their children, in the process of painting, spill paints all over themselves. After all, the paints which you get in stores may not always be safe for children. Hence, the best alternate option is to make your own paints using vegetables and fruits. They are 100% natural and safe for children and also a fun way to spend some quality time with your child.

All paints are types of dyes and are made of two things – pigments and binders. The role of the binder is to help the colour stay on the material you paint on.

You can create different shades of colours by mixing the three primary colours – red, yellow, and blue! To make these primary colours, you can use the following vegetables or fruits:

Let’s get started!

Materials needed

  • Vegetables / fruits
  • Rice flour/cornflour (which acts as a binding agent)
  • Water
  • Mixer Grinder or Blender

You can mix and match these three primary colours to get other colours. For example, mix the red from blended beetroots and yellow from the mangoes to get orange. Red and blue together make violet, and blue and yellow together make green.

These homemade paints are super easy to make and the best part is that they are edible too! Thus they are totally safe for your child to use.

So, let your children explore their imagination and paint their world in their favourite colours.

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About the Author

Books are Tanaya Goswami’s first love and cheesecakes come a close second. Talking about movies, music, calligraphy, politics, and Elon Musk will get you listed under the friends’ section of her diary. Ever since moving on from her job as an English lecturer, she spends her time at BYJU’S crafting stories filled with emotion and sprinkled with sarcasm. Outside of work, she’s either learning something new (French, most recently!) or is curled up with a book and a cup of coffee. She firmly believes that discovering what you don’t know is the key to knowledge and is constantly working towards improving herself. Drop in a line at if you liked her stories, have something nice to say, or if you have compelling ideas to share!

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November 3, 2020


Parvathi Ajayakumar

October 30, 2020


Aaradhya singh

June 24, 2020

It’s s very good thing if we use natural colours


June 16, 2020

Wow very nice

Harshita Jha

June 15, 2020



June 12, 2020

Hi I am dhanvi from byjus and I am in grade 4th


June 9, 2020

Varsha says:????


June 9, 2020

i bought it. it is really wast of money.


June 8, 2020



June 8, 2020

Wow!very cool activitie

Shaghaf Khan

June 8, 2020

It’s really amazing??


June 7, 2020

Amazing, i shall try it today


June 6, 2020

Amazing recipe ? learning tree is awesome

Nimisha Soni

June 6, 2020

Wow ! Amazing it is . I will surely try this out


June 6, 2020

Nice idea

Pranima Sharma

June 6, 2020


Swati Parasar

June 6, 2020

Its easy and creative!! ?

Vivek Sharma

June 5, 2020



June 4, 2020



May 25, 2020

Cool ??????????

Sp singh

May 24, 2020


Merlin Rachel.v

May 23, 2020



May 23, 2020


Anushka Singh

May 22, 2020

It’s really awesome

K Lalitha dixitha

May 18, 2020

That’s very good idea byjus . Thank you . We can make the our own colours without buying and we can

Give to our friends also ?????. Thank you byjus


May 18, 2020

It’s amazing and wonderful ?
I’ll try this ??


May 18, 2020


Fianna Maria Mendez

May 17, 2020

Wow!! So cool. I am going to try this today itself.??

Pooja. V

May 17, 2020



May 17, 2020


Trrishan Saha

May 16, 2020



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