This is a simple craft that your toddler will enjoy and perhaps even your 12 year old. It really depends on your kid, but the age range that enjoys this craft is quite broad. It's quite appropriate for July 4th or as a rainy day activity. This craft can also be used to teach about color mixing. I only used 3 colors red, blue and yellow. My colors mixed when I was blowing and created purple and green.
You will need:
plain white paper, printer paper works well
food coloring, the simple one, not the gel ones that you use for cake and cookie decorating, although if you only have the gel ones, you can water it down and use those.
A straight straw (not bendables) for each person-you can cut it down to size if you feel it's too big.
Plastic Tablecloth-you're working with food dye, there is a potential to get messy.
1. Lay your plastic down to protect your work surface. Place Paper Towel's on top of the plastic, the towels will absorb any dye that is blown off the paper.
2. Give each child a paper and a straw.
3. Place drops of food coloring on paper and let children blow them all over the paper.
4. Let dry and hang up your child's wonderful painting.
*Use Glow In the Dark Mod Podge to make it Glow in the Dark!
* You can try this with watered down paint too, although it's not been tested yet.
|Blue. I used the gel food coloring, and watered it down.|
But I really recommend the one you find in the baking aisle.
|Red watered down|
|Added a drop of red onto paper, I have way too much on my paper, |
another reason I recommend the other type of food coloring
|Used a straw and blew it all around on the paper|
|Added blue, I did one color at a time, but you can add all the colors at once|
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