How to Make Fluorescent Colors

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Things You'll Need

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup flour

  • 1 bottle neon colored food coloring

  • Medium-sized bowl

  • Long-handled spoon

Making your own paint is a cost-effective way to achieve neon colors. Homemade paints can be used for finger painting, watercolors or for posters.The ingredients are all natural, so you don't have to worry about painting with harsh chemicals or strong fumes.


Step 1

Add the flour to a medium-sized bowl,.


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Step 2

Pour the water into the bowl and mix it with the flour using the long-handled spoon. Keep adding water until you reach your desired consistency. For finger paint, add less water. If you are making watercolor paint, add more water.

Step 3

Mix in the food coloring to the flour mixture until you achieve your desired shade. Mixing more food coloring will create darker shades. Stir the mixture until the color is blended.


Make multiple batches for different colors. Neon colored food coloring and containers to store the paints made can be found at craft stores.


These paints can stain clothing, countertops or furniture. When making this paint wear clothing that you do not mind getting stained and lay down protective materials to prevent staining of countertops and furniture.



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