How to Prepare Egg Tempera Paint
Method of making egg tempera paint.

Egg yolk


Separate the egg completely using your hands or a special utensil found in kitchen stores.
Pierce the skin of the yolk over a clear jar.
Mix with enough water to form a pale emulsion.


Egg tempera has been used for centuries. It is fast drying, cheap and permanent. To use, first mix the dry pigments with water or alcohol to form a thick paste. Then using a brush, mix with desired amount of egg emulsion. Work quickly as this particular emulsion dries quickly.