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child painting with watercolors

Description

How to make paints for kids using simple, inexpensive kitchen ingredients. Make the paints with your children and then paint together!


Ingredients

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  • 3 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 6 tablespoons baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons white vinegar
  • Food coloring

Instructions

1. Mix corn syrup, cornstarch, baking soda, and white vinegar together.

2. Divide into jar lids, small containers, or plastic egg carton sections.

3. Add food coloring to each section, as desired to make your colors.

4. Let dry.

 


Notes

Note: stir the paints a couple times as they are drying but before they get too hard. Otherwise, the materials separate a bit.

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