Follow these instructions to learn how to make our very own DIY watercolour paint pucks from supplies found in your kitchen!
- 4 tbsp baking soda
- 2 tbsp vinegar
- ½ tsp light corn syrup (or golden corn syrup)
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- Food colouring
- Ice cube tray, mini muffin tin or palette
- Start by mixing the baking soda and vinegar together in a measuring cup (or bowl) and wait for the fizzing to stop.
- Next add the corn syrup and cornstarch to your mixture. Mix until the cornstarch has completely dissolved.
- Pour into your palette.
NOTE: Your mixture will be VERY thick! Don’t panic and keep stirring. To prevent your mixture from turning into a solid, keep mixing it.
- Add 4-8 drops of food colouring (depending on how vibrant you want your paint) to the mixture and stir in with a toothpick or popsicle stick. Remember to mix well!
- Let your paint dry completely! This may take a couple days and is dependent on your environment. Once dry you are now ready to paint!
- Store your DIY watercolour paint as is (uncovered) so the added water can evaporate and the pucks will be ready to use again.