Learn How To Make Natural Paint With Berries!

By Camille Graham
natural paint

Looking for a craft to make you and your kiddos feel more connected with nature. Try painting the old fashioned way — make natural paint with berries!

How To Make Natural Paint


  • berries
  • salt
  • vinegar
  • bowl
  • strainer
  • paintbrushes
  • paper


On your next afternoon walk, keep an eye out for any berries growing in bushes. If you do not live in an area with wild berry bushes, like blackberries, store-bought raspberries, blackberries and blueberries will work just as well. Mash the berries with a mortar and pestle or the back of a spoon. Strain the pulp out using a sieve or colander and pour into a small jar or bowl. Add a generous pinch of salt and a splash of vinegar to preserve the paint and mix well. Berries with a darker flesh will produce richer colors. Using a paintbrush (or a feather quill to really seal the deal), dip into your “paint” and go crazy! 

You can use this natural paint on regular printer paper or craft paper! Let dry for 24 hours after your masterpiece is done.


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