Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Color Stew

*1 cup cornstarch
*4 cups water
*1/3 cup sugar
*Food coloring
*Large ziploc Bags
*Duct tape
Mix all of the ingredients together except for the food coloring. Put the mixture in a frying pan. Cook on medium heat until the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat and stir until cooled. Separate the mixture into four bowls and let the children add a different color to each bowl. Red - blue - green - yellow. Let the children help you pour two different colors into each zip lock bag, press all of the air from the bags and seal. Cover the seals with duct tape to prevent leakage. Let the children squish and mush the bags. They can use their fingers to draw on the paint and they can mix the primary colors into complimentary colors without ever touching the paint.