If your children like to paint, this note is for you. Today I’m going to teach you how to make home watercolors from the hand of allparenting.com. These paintings are totally harmless to children as they are made with ingredients found in the kitchen.
I’m sure the children of the house will love this proposal, from the preparation to the final result and then the use of their own watercolors. I invite you to experiment with them!
Ingredients for making homemade watercolor
-Corn syrup (can be replaced by liquid glycerin)
-Ice tray, bucket or ice bucket
Step by step to prepare watercolours at home
1- Place 1 cup of baking soda in a bowl or jar as shown.
2- Pour very slowly 3/4 cup of vinegar into the bowl. Don’t add all at once because it can bubble up quite a bit. Children love to watch and help with this step!
3- Once the vinegar and baking soda mixture has stopped bubbling, use a hand blender to mix the two ingredients.
4- Measure and add 2 tablespoons of corn syrup to the mixture. You can replace the corn syrup with liquid glycerin in the same proportion.
5-Then add 1 cup of cornstarch. Beat the mixture well until it is homogeneous.
6- Helping you with the jug, pour the mixture into the compartments of an ice cube tray or bucket. If you made the preparation in a bowl, simply place the mixture in the bucket with a small spoon or ladle.
7- Place a small amount of food coloring on the tip of an ice cream stick or toothpick. Use the stick to mix a different color of food dye in each compartment of the tray. Don’t forget that you can combine colors: red and blue will make purple, yellow and blue will make green, and red and yellow will make orange.
8- Once the watercolors are mixed, place them in a safe place to dry. Allow them to dry overnight, but it may take up to 2 days before they are completely dry and ready to use, depending on the humidity of the room.
Once the watercolors have dried, they will be ready to use like the paint in the store, but made at home with a lot of love.