Hello, seven thirty three friends! I’m Shelly from Dolen Diaries back to share a fun kid’s craft with you… Cardboard Apples Painted With Corn Syrup Paint!
- light corn syrup
- food coloring
- apple template
- craft sticks
- small plastic cups
- kraft paper or paper sack to protect crafting surface
Start by cutting out the cardboard apples.
Then pour corn syrup in each small plastic cup.
Add drops of food coloring.
Mix the paint with a craft stick.
We mixed green, red, and brown corn syrup paint.
You’re ready to paint! The corn syrup paint is thick and is best applied by dabbing.
Dip the Q-Tip into the corn syrup paint and dab the paint onto the stem and the leaf.
Start dabbing red paint to fill in the apple.
Keep dabbing away until the apple is filled in.
Since the paint is so thick it takes a while to dry. It’s really tempting to touch the glossy surface but keep those little fingers away and they’ll be thrilled with the glass like surface when it’s completely dry.
My boys are thrilled with the glossy finish of their Cardboard Apples! They can’t wait for our next corn syrup paint project! Don’t forget to check out our other kid’s crafts over at Dolen Diaries.