I'm not even going to explain why I haven't been blogging. Life and all.
I got out my supplies, which consisted of water, cornstarch, a bowl, food coloring, and a muffin tin.
Mix one part water with one part cornstarch in a bowl (I used 1 1/2 cups of each)
Pour into a muffin tin (I filled 8 cups in my tin)
Put food coloring in each cup (I used about 2-3 drops in each cup)
Here is what mine looked like:
|I used Market Pantry (Target) food coloring and followed the directions on the box for the non-primary colors|
Once everything was mixed, I filled a plastic bowl up with water, grabbed some sponge brushes, collected my children, and we went to the driveway.
I'll admit, when we started, I was like, "What's the point in this? It just looks like water." However, once our creations started drying, I changed my tune.
|Lydia trying it out. William promptly spilled and sat in one of the colors.|
|You can see what it looks like once it's dry. Also, my kids are messy.|
Things QUICKLY got messy, but I just let them have at it. They were laughing and the fighting was kept to a minimum. Once they decided they were finished, we hauled everything back inside to clean. Clean up was A BREEZE, people. A BREEZE. I wiped the kids down with a baby wipe and was able to easily wash the muffin tin and brushes with water.
All in all, this was a great activity for us! I definitely plan to do it again.