Corn Syrup Color Mixing

Mixing colors with corn syrup and food coloring.


Students will learn to mix colors with unique art materials – corn syrup and food coloring.

What You Need:

  • Corn Syrup
  • Food Coloring (red, yellow and blue)
  • Paper plates or thick paper

What You Do:

  1. Mix each of the food coloring colors with the corn syrup so you have three corn syrup colors (red, yellow and blue).
  2. Use your fingers (or brushes, or Q-Tips, etc.) to paint on the paper plate or paper with the corn syrup.
  3. Mix different colors to create new colors (yellow and blue make green; red and blue make purple; yellow and red make orange).
  4. Write down which colors created the new colors when mixed together.
  5. Let dry and hang to display.


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