I saw these easy DIY watercolors the other day and had to try making some, too.
Oh... it was so much fun!
And very, very easy, too; using ingredients I already had at home.
Didn't they turn out beautifully?
3 tbsp baking soda
3 tbsp corn starch
3 tbsp white vinegar
1 1/2 tpbsp light corn syrup
(we used dark, and it was fine, too)
various food colors
Combine the baking soda, corn starch, vinegar and corn syrup. It'll fizz (fun! It's a magic potion!).
After the fizzing has subsided, mix completely.
Pour the mix into whatever containers you want to use for the paints
(I used these very convenient no-spill paint mixing tubs that I brought from Tallinn,
but you could use anything).
Pour in the food colors, mix and match, and see what colors you get!
Let them harden for about half a day. After that, pour out excessive liquids.
This was such a wonderful little colorful project for me and the girls.
The best part is that the colors are non-toxic and they are safe even for little Sisie to use.