DIY watercolor paint comes together easily with a few simple ingredients.

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What you need

Materials
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How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

In a mixing bowl, mix 4 tablespoons baking soda with 2 tablespoons vinegar until fizzing stops. Add 1/2 teaspoon corn syrup and 2 tablespoons cornstarch. Mix until a uniform consistency.

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Step 2

Pour the mixture into individual egg carton cups, filling each about a third to halfway.

Step 3

Add five to 10 drops of food coloring to each cup, mixing in thoroughly, to reach desired colors. (Experiment, or see color recipes below.)

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Step 4

Allow paints to set overnight. Use paints on watercolor paper with a wet paintbrush.

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