I've been on a recipe kick for paints this week. I've been finding so many cool new ones while following Deborah Stewart from Teach Preschool on Facebook. This recipe is noted in a blog she posted from Creative Jewish Mom.
Dane and I whipped up quite a few batches in various colors. Of course, we altered the recipe using powdered Kool-Aid instead of food color for many of the colors. (Note the dark blue, brown, and black were made with Wilton food coloring).
- 3 tbsp baking soda
- 3 tbsp cornstarch
- 3 tbsp white vinegar
- 1 1/2 tsp light corn syrup
- food coloring (OR like we did- Kool Aid powder)
Initially we thought that making them in muffin tins would allow us to pop them out and have watercolor cakes. However, we soon realized that they would not easily come out. We then transferred the paint with spoons to some plastic containers we kept to recycle. We didn't want to waste any of the paint, so we painted using the paint that stuck in the muffin tins first.
The paints were a HUGE hit! We loved the vibrant colors, and the scents were lovely too!
We use card stock when we use water colors, and sometimes we paint the entire sheet with water first.
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