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Monday, July 22, 2013

Kenzie Does Crafts - Corn Syrup Painting

Even on our recent road trip, Kenzie does crafts!  I loved doing this one too.  It's really cool and as long as you keep it neat, you will love the result.  We even did it in the RV!  Here's what you need:

Paper (either heavy stock or glossy paper works great too)
Karo Corn Syrup
Food Colors
Paint brushes

Draw your picture with crayons.  It's best to draw things without too much detail.

For each color paint, pour a small amount of corn syrup into a plastic cup - a couple of tablespoons should be fine.

Add a few drops of food coloring.  This is something you need to play with for the right color, however you need only a few drops, otherwise you will get black.

Using your brush, paint within the crayon lines.  This will keep the "paint" contained, because it can be a bit thick.

Once your painting is done, you need to let it dry completely.  It takes a long time - sometimes a few days.  When it is dry, it should feel smooth to the touch, not tacky at all.  In the meantime, don't let anything touch your painting because it will stick like glue to it.
Here's our finished products:

You won't find any other substance that will give you such vivid shiny colors.  We had a great time and can't wait to try it again.