Tempera paint is a great choice for children because it is non-toxic and made of natural ingredients.* It can be used on any regular to heavy weight art paper and leaves rich, creamy color and opaque coverage. You can get tempera paint in liquid, powder, or solid cake form (shown here). For tempera cakes, add a little water, enough to activate paint. Let it dry out when you are finished to be used again later.
*Allergy note: While traditional tempera paint is made with a base of egg yolks, which give it a glossy finish, the kind we use and sell in our shop is not.