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A rainbow in a bag (cooking required)

You will need:

  • ⅓ cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of cornstarch
  • 4 cups of cold water
  • Food coloring


  1. Mix all ingredients except food coloring together in a large pot.
  2. Cook on medium-low heat until mixture thickens.
  3. Pour mixture into individual bowls (you can use muffin tins) and add 1-2 drops of food coloring to each bowl.
  4. Pour mixture into Ziploc bags.
  5. Let children manipulate the bags to explore the grainy texture and vibrant colors.
  6. After a while, encourage children to explore the mixture further by letting them combine create a rainbow in a bag!
  7. The mixture can be used for a few days.

Variation: Place the bags in the refrigerator or freezer. Children will enjoy exploring the sensation of cold.


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