Painting with Algae + Natural Materials.

Ages: 3+

Time: 30-60 minutes

Make your own watercolor paint out of natural materials at home. We like to follow the below recipe from our friends at The Algae Society (who previously exhibited their work in the Interactive Media Track), but you can also follow alternative recipes with varying ingredients from the link below. Once you’ve mixed up your paint, you can create any watercolor project you like – bookmarks, notecards, paintings, and more.

Spirulina Paint Recipe

Will produce an eco-friendly green-tinted watercolor paint.

  • 2 tablespoons spirulina
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon chalk
  • 1/4 teaspoon gum arabic
Additional Natural Paint Recipes