I mean am I the only one out there who has zero desire to make my own paper towels, cake sprinkles or glitter?
But this is one of those pins that at first I thought was a waste of time, but turned out to be a great craft to make with the kids.
And the paints actually worked better than any of the water-colour paints I have bought.
- baking soda
- corn starch
- corn syrup
- food colouring
- container for paints (plastic egg carton, muffin tin, etc)
- popsicle stick
1. In a liquid measuring cup (spout makes it easy to pour) add 8 tBsp of baking soda with 5 tBsp of vinegar. Let it fizz out.
2. Add 1/2 tsp of corn syrup and 2 tBsp or corn starch. Mix well. If it is way too thick just add some more vinegar.
3. Pour into your container (I used an old muffin tin). It filled each muffin tin about 1/2 way.
4. Now let your kids create a rainbow of colours, by adding and mixing a few drops of food colouring to each tin. Try to do this as soon as possible. The paint starts to harden almost immediately. We found that our light colours like pink didn’t really work, but our darker colours worked well. Mix each colour for about a minute to get a nice consistent colour.
5. Now let it sit for 2 days. Yeah this part is hard. At first I thought our batch didn’t work because the bottom hardened almost immediately but the colour separated to the top. But after 2 days it had all hardened.
I originally found this recipe at Pie Birds but found it didn’t work for me, but above is the recipe that I created and seemed to work.
DIY Water Color Paints