Watercolors - a great craft for a rainy day
No need to buy paints - you probably have these ingredients right in your kitchen!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Yield: about 1/4 cup
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon Argo® Corn Starch
1/2 teaspoon Karo® Light Corn Syrup
Food colors of your choice
Styrofoam egg container
Combine vinegar and baking soda in a small bowl
When the mixture stops fizzing, add corn starch and corn syrup. Blend together; the mixture will have a thick syrup-like consistency.
Divide the mixture among 3 small bowls.
For each color, blend in a few drops food color. Mix with a paintbrush. Note: The more food color you use, the more intense the colors will be.
Use the colors immediately, stirring frequently. Note: If paints dry up, simply swirl a paintbrush moistened with water and start painting. Finished painting should dry in 5 to 10 minutes.
TIP: For extra easy clean up, use a styrofoam egg container to mix the paints. Children will also enjoy experimenting with mixing food colors to create different colors.