Monday, April 26, 2010
What you need: baking soda, cornstarch, white vinegar, light corn syrup, food coloring (we like the plant-based kind from Chocolatecraftkits.com), and a plastic egg carton [love recycling old food containers for this project...and I haven't visited chocolatecraftkits yet but man does that sound dangerous!]
How to make it: In a bowl, mix 3 Tbsp. each baking soda, cornstarch, and white vinegar and 1 1/2 tsp. corn syrup. The vinegar and baking soda combination will fizz. Once it's settled and full mixed, pour into the egg carton so the cups are about one-third full.Stir in drops of food coloring until you've reached your desired shade. Leave at room temperature on a flat surface until hardened (a few hours), then use with a wet brush.
Et voila! The best part is if you find the little kidletts sucking on any part of their pretty-painted fingers during this project: no harm. Happy Monday! xN
From top, all Winslow Homer, Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago: Breaking Storm, Coast of Maine (1894), Stowing Sail (1903), Fishing off Scarborough (1882)