10 March 2011

DIY Non-toxic Watercolors

DIY watercolors

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?

DIY watercolors
DIY watercolors

You'll need:

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).

DIY watercolors
DIY watercolors

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.

DIY watercolors
DIY watercolors

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. 

Happy day!

PS A few more pictures of our Tallinn trip here (I am that blur on the couch) and here.