Sunday, June 12, 2011

Homemade Watercolor Painting

This has been on our To-Do-List for awhile!
Pocketful of Posies shared this recipe on her blog and I knew we were going to make it! 


   3 tablespoons Baking Soda
3 tablespoons Cornstarch
3 tablespoons vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons light corn syrup
Liquid food coloring
Styrofoam egg carton
measuring spoons 

Each child took a turn putting the ingredients in the bowl. 

 Adding the vinegar cause the mixture to fizzle and foam.
They were excited and amazed!

Next I stirred it all together and placed it in the cartoon.
 And then added food coloring.
 And mixed it with a spoon.
 They decided they couldn't wait to paint.
So we began right away.

 Here's some of their art they created.

A Rainbow
 A Fleur de Lis

 This child painted on his paper, held it up so the watercolors could run down the paper!
They really loved this!
Yay! Good day!

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Amanda said...

I think I have everything on hand for this! Does it dry nicely and work another day? Have you tried that yet? Ours usually all become black because Jack likes to dip his brush in every color. :)

Nancy StylenDecorDeals said...

Great idea! So cute! The kids look fascinated with their projects!

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Jackie said...

I am glad the paint worked well for you. Thanks for linking to my post. :)

Amanda, it does dry nicely and can be saved for another day. All you have to do is use a wet paintbrush.

Lori said...

We just made these and haven't tried it a second time yet. I gave them several brushes of their own so they wouldn't mix colors. :)

Lori said...

Oh and Jackie your welcome, Thanks for sharing with us!

Nicolette said...

Great idea! I'm going to try this with my daughter. Thanks for sharing.

blueviolet said...

How fun! I like how the colors mix and drip, and doing it in an egg carton helps contain so much mess!

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