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This craft is a two-for-one. You use the same process for dying corn kernels as you do for Easter eggs. Kids love being able to pick out the colors they want to make for their mosaic art. Gel food color is preferred as it doesn’t dilute as much and creates a bright and vivid dye. Use the dry corn kernels to create beautiful 3D mosaic art. Kids of all ages love doing this craft.
When prepping for this colorful craft, keep in mind you need to let the corn kernels sit for 4 hours or overnight. You can do half of this project one day, and finish it the next day - or start the project in the morning, and finishing it later in the afternoon.
- Popcorn kernels
- White vinegar
- Gel food coloring
- Sugar paste (recipe below)
- Card stock
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 cup boiling water
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar and cup of cold water. Add boiling water. Stir to combine and let come to room temperature. Keep in an airtight container.
- To dye the kernels, add 1 tablespoon white vinegar, 1/2 cup water, and food coloring to a cup.
- Stir to dissolve all of the color. Add 1/2 cup corn kernels. Let sit for 4 hours or overnight.
- Drain the kernels and let dry on a paper towel lined baking sheet. Repeat until you have all of the desired colors.
- Glue corn onto card stock making designs and patterns. Let dry completely.
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