Corn syrup paint is fun for young children to make and use. The paint stays nice and shiny (almost like stained glass) -- unfortunately, it's hard to capture it with a camera. Don't let the card get wet... water will "melt" the paint and make a mess (er, you really don't want any paper cards to get wet whether you're using corn syrup paint or not but I thought I'd mention it).
The paint is edible. Apparently, the children had to beat daddy off when they made these... he kept teasing them that he was going to lick all the paint off their artwork! I don't suggest encouraging the children (or daddy) to eat it -- they'll end up bouncing off the walls with all the sugar.
I prefer "basic" colors like red, blue and green as I find them to be less muddy and more stained glass looking... but the kids often like playing "junior scientist" and mixing their own colors. You can use this craft as an opportunity to learn about the color wheel.
Be a little careful with the food coloring -- if you drip it on a carpet or nice clothing, it will stain.
Paint your card with the corn syrup paint. The thinner you apply your paint, the faster your card will dry!
The paint takes quite awhile to dry so make sure to leave a couple days for drying time... the thicker you apply the paint, the longer it takes to dry. The paint should stop being sticky
when it's dry but it will stay shiny. I live in a fairly dry climate (Alberta)... in someplace with a lot of humidy you might want to use a fan on low to help speed up the drying.
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