Age: 2-5 years
Little ones can paint using paints and corn syrup.
What You Need:
•Clear Karo® corn Syrup (or any clear corn syrup)
•Food Coloring (mixable colors such as red and blue)
•Q-Tips® or Paint Brushes (or your students can finger paint).
•Poster paper (heavy tag board)
What You Do:
Once this activity is complete you can extend the learning up by stringing beads of all colors onto yarn, going for a walk outside and finding colors, or you could read a book about colors.
Allow three to four days for these pictures to completely dry.
- Allow the child to spread a generous amount of corn syrup onto the tagboard using a paint brush.
- (Review color mixing and talk about what happens when one color is mixed with another.)
- Next, let him/her squeeze a few drops of two different colors of food coloring onto the paper. Note: use two colors that will mix to make another like red and blue or yellow and blue, etc.
- Give the child a few Q-tips® and let him/her mix the colors around with the corn syrup.
- The result will be a very glossy, shiny picture.
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