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How to Make Edible Marshmallow Paint

Make a masterpiece with a batch of edible marshmallow paint!Painting


  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • Food coloring
  • Wooden craft sticks


  1. Melt the marshmallows in a large microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds.
  2. Stir in the water and microwave for an additional 30 seconds and then stir.
  3. Stir in the corn syrup and microwave for another 30 seconds and stir until it is smooth.
  4. After it cools for a few minutes, pour it into individual containers for coloring.
  5. Add in a few drops of food coloring to each container and stir with a craft stick (use a different stick for each container).
  6. Let the paint cool before children use it.

*An adult should oversee all recipes and activities. Recipes and activities may not be appropriate for all ages.


Fourth of July Fun: Firework Painting

Children can create their own festive firework display with this fun craft project!

What you need:

  • Bright colored water-based paint
  • Dark construction paper (blue or black to simulate the night sky)
  • Drinking straws
  • Newspaper (or a drop cloth)
  • Paintbrush or dropper
  • Small bowls (for mixing the paint and water)
  • Water

Ready, Set, Blow!

  • Protect your work surface with newspaper or a drop cloth.
  • Give each child a piece of construction paper.
  • Add a few drops of paint and a few drops of water to each bowl and mix to thin out the paint.
  • Using a paintbrush or dropper, place a drop of the paint mixture on the paper.
  • Holding a straw a few inches above the paper, each child should blow through the straw to move the paint around to create a “firework.”
  • Repeat around to fill the paper with different colors until it resembles a sky full of fireworks!