Friday, November 14, 2008

More Friday Fun

OK, this is just too cool....

I was blog surfing and saw a craft called Rainbow in a bag over at Artful Parenting, which is a super cool blog.

Mix in a pot....
1 cup cornstarch
1/3-cup sugar
4 cups cold water

Heat stirring constantly.
Once it starts to thicken - remove from heat - it will resemble wall paper paste initially but as it cools, is more like Vaseline.

Divide between as many bowls as you have colours (food colouring). Add some food colouring to each bowl and mix. I chose primary colours only.
When it has cooled (I couldn't wait that long), scoop some of 2 or more of your goop into a ziploc bag (or similar - my eco conscience was able to justify using the bags as it's in the interest of education!!!).

Seal the bag and squish and squeeze to blend the colours - hold bags up to light (window in our case) to see the results in it's full coolness.

Is it odd that I am having so much fun with these and T2 is napping??? She'll love trying them out when she wakes up!


dz^stisnau said...

This is so simple and so pretty. Messiness beautified. Going to do this for my kids' group therapy. Thanks for sharing.

Colleen B. said...

Thanks for the recipe. Can't wait to try it :)