Ingredients: Vegetable dye, homemade glue, salt, eucalyptus oil
Mix ingredients to desired consistency – it can be very runny to quite stiff it will be dependent on the materials you will be using.
If you add calcium carbonate turns the paint from translucent to flat (non see through).
This paint is very accessible, affordable for children and is non toxic.
If you want to get into it more further reading / good reference material is Green Guide for artists by Karen Michel Quarry press 2009 and Artists hand book a complete professional guide to materials and techniques by Pip Seymour Arcturus Press 2003 or go to my blog page on types of paint you can make. https://fernartz.com/make-your-own-paint/
What is a preservative? Helps stop the growth of mould and bacteria. Some other preservatives other than essential oils is sugar and salt have been used throughout the ages as a preservative for foods often used in bottling of vegetables.
What is mould? Is a fungi such as a mushroom. Mould can be a health hazard causing you to sneeze or irritate the eyes. What is bacteria? Some of the first forms of life and can divide and grow very quickly however some bacteria can be harmful to humans.