How To Make Rainbow Warrior PowderPosted: September 6, 2012 | Author: Jena | Filed under: Artsy Fartsy, body/mind/spirit, Community, Experimentation, Imagination, Jena's work, Outside, playing with our food, sensory | 4 Comments »
This is goop, made with food grade cornstarch, bought inexpensively and in bulk at our local BJs.
We add lots of liquid food coloring, and dry the mixture in the sun.
This is dry goop after it’s been in the food processor to loosen up clumps and make it into a fine powder. I leave the bags open to allow the mixture to dry even further.
These are the bags of color we plan to throw around at the end of our mini rainbow warrior dash…inspired by Color Me Rad. There is no recipe to follow. We figure it out as we go. In hindsight, I would have used a powder food coloring.
I tell the kids that when they’re finished with all the obstacles, we’ll use the powder to transform ourselves into true warriors. Each child gets a bag or two and we throw powder up into the sky. Color Me Rad powder is intense. It stains your skin and clothes, but this powder doesn’t stain. I wonder what Color Me Rad uses to dye their cornstarch.
The kids love it, especially Friend H, who can be found making cornstarch angels in the middle of all the action.