Saturday, May 29, 2010

summer craft ideas (part five)

today's craft: corn syrup paintings
(idea from our friend heather)

what you need:

*  glossy art paper
*  corn syrup
*  food coloring
*  crayons
*  paint brushes

step one: pour some corn syrup into a bowl and add about 10 drops of food coloring. stir well.


step two: with your crayons, draw a picture on the paper.


step three: paint your picture.



step four: let it dry. (it takes awhile)


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ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS:

i believe the glossy art paper was found in the art section at michaels.


38 comments:

  1. Making other learn the art of drawing is a great thing. And making them learn this way is the best. They will be able to learn from their homes only.

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  2. Thank you for sharing all these fun craft ideas! We will be with lots of cousins for a month so I'm excited to do these with all of the kids! They will love it!

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  3. WOW! I love it! My kids will think this is so fun...thanks for the idea!

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  4. I love it!! Thanks for the idea!

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  5. I love this.
    Thanks for the reminder guys:)
    I'm gonna have to pull out the stuff and do this again this summer.
    PS I am loving all the ideas. When my kids get out of school we will have a wealth of ideas to keep them occupied. Keep them coming.

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  6. That is so pretty! I'd love to try it out. You say it takes a while to dry - what kind of time frame are we talking about? I live in Orlando, Florida, and it is extremely humid. And when it is dry is it still tacky/sticky?

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  7. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this; it is SUPER cute!! I do have one ignorant question (since no one question is stupid....right:0)). Does the corn syrup attract ants? We live sort of in the country and I have to be really careful not to attract them..(spoken from experience). Thanks for your input.

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  8. My daughter is so excited to try this! I just showed her and she though it was cool. I'm gathering ideas to keep us busy this summer. Yikes. One more week.

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  9. Oh what a cute idea! I was curious how the corn syrup dried. I love the glossy look of the flowers. :o)
    Sincerely ~ Tricia

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  10. love this! My coworker does this with her pre-k students. It does take a while to dry. Just a warning..this will melt and run if it gets warm (over the weekend in our building).

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  11. LOVE, perfect rainy day activity to bookmark. Thank you so much for sharing...

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  12. wow! great idea and they look super cool

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  13. FANTASTIC idea! Thanks for sharing this!!!

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  14. this is awesome, products we have right in our kitchen and on the cheap! My little one goes through paints like crazy, this will be more economical and beautiful too!! Thank you for sharing!

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  15. whatever you do don't have a class full of 4 year olds do this, let dry for 2 days then hang them on a bulletin board on Friday. Monday morning you will be welcomed back by a great big sticky mess! Just saying.
    Have a great weekend.

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  16. Where did you find glossy paper?
    Love this.

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  17. Can't find glossy art paper at Michael's or another craft supply store. Is there possibly another name for it?

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    1. Finger painting paper might work. I also wonder if clear plastic sheets would be fun for sort of a stained glass effect.

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  18. Hi, This is a great idea !!,,,
    We did this project yesterday, i just posted are results on my blog and i linked back to your's, hope its ok !!

    Your blog is realy inspiring, thanks for all those awesome ideas.

    Claudia Ü

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  19. I LOVE this idea! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  20. This is great! We're doing a "Creative Summer Activities" blog hop. Would love to have you link this and any other great ideas!

    http://themomtage.com

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  21. I love this and can't wait to try it!

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  22. Wow, the corn syrup makes the paint look almost ceramic. I love it!

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  23. Does it have to be on glossy paper?

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  24. Can you spray this with acrylic sealer to maintain it by chance?

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  25. I have that glossy finger paint paper...I wonder if that will work...

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  26. I love this. I can't wait to do this with the Cub Scouts & Girl Scouts.

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  27. My class of kindergarten children will love this.

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  28. I've featured this activity in my latest Craftulate blog post on Larder Crafts for Toddlers. You're welcome to see it here http://craftulate.blogspot.com/2013/02/30-larder-crafts-for-toddlers.html - please grab a Featured Button if you’d like to. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  29. My son's class made these. They were beautiful. Unfortunately, once the heat of the summer started, the dried project started MELTING and attracting ants. I was so bummed to have to toss them in the trash.

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  30. Has anyone tried this project without glossy paper? I don't have glossy paper available at my school.

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    1. I think the glossy paper is used to avoid the corn syrup being absorbed into the paper. Finger painting paper could probably be used if your school has that.

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  31. might try egg whites instead of corn syrup.

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  32. Does this attract ants?

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