Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Ziploc Art

It's been a while since I posted pictures of Chloe. So, today I thought I could share our morning craft.

Another great idea from Pinterest just got put to use in our household. Who knew Chloe was a budding little Picasso? You can go straight to the 'Color in a Bag' link on Disney's FamilyFun site, but read through this post first because I made a mistake.

Or don't. You're probably smarter than me.
Ingredients: 4c water, 1c corn starch, 1/2c sugar, food coloring, Ziploc bags,
packing tape.
I'm not going to give the step by step. But you cook the sugar, water and corn starch for about 30 min. {Please go read the directions if you are going to try this.}

What is this?

Her Backyardigan is helping her out.

Here is where you can tell I messed up. The first two bags I made a solid color. There is only green in bag 1 and only pink in bag 2. You are supposed to mix the colors. Put multiple colors in one bag. I fixed it in the picture below. Of course, Chloe didn't seem to mind the mix up. She was more into the texture of the Ziploc goo bag than swirling the colors together.

This is the correct way to bag the goo.

Honestly, I thought this would be more fun. I spent more time making the project than Chloe did playing with it. It was worth a shot?

Good news is that the site claims the stuff lasts a week. Maybe we'll get more use out of it.


  1. Well. What a great idea!! And look what a big girl Chloe is!!
    I went right to the disney site & printed that! Great idea. I also like that they tell you to duct tape the bag closed... I think I will follow that rule since Julianna can open bags (grrrr!) and I am picturing this red & yellow stuff all over my sofa. Ahhh!

    1. I hope Julianna enjoys it more than Chloe did. I used packing tape to seal our bags. Chloe hasn't figured out how to open them yet, but I'm not taking any chances :)

    2. Yes I hope so - I have it printed out and going to do it in the next few weeks! I'll be sure to let you know!! :)

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    1. You should. Your daughter is older so she may be more into than mine.


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