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Rainbow Stew

ages 2-6


Supplies

Cornstarch, sugar, water, food coloring, medium saucepan, mixing spoon, sandwich-size ziploc bags

Activity Detail

Stir together 1 cup cornstarch, 4 cups water, and 1/3 cup sugar in a medium saucepan. Heat on the stove until thick. Remove from heat and wait for it to cool. Pour the mixture into sandwich-size ziploc bags, filling each one halfway. Scatter drops of different food coloring into each bag, and have the kids squish the bags to turn the mixture different colors.

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amyanddaniel said:

I've used this activity to help kids understand how to make new colors by mixing two colors.

- Posted on Jun 5, 2007



elenihan said:

It could use a little more instruction but otherwise it sounds good.

- Posted on Jul 30, 2007



ashleyoneill said:

This activity is a great way to teach sensory perception.

- Posted on Mar 7, 2008



rockinrebelsmom said:

This sounds like fun thanks! will try it with my 2 1/2 old lil girl :O)

- Posted on Jan 9, 2009



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