Have you ever wondered how to dye popcorn kernels?
If you’d like to learn how to color popcorn kernels, you are in the right place!
Colored corn kernels are very easy to color, in fact, so easy to color that I only had to improvise with our liquid watercolors only one time.
There are many fun ways to color popcorn kernels.
You can use food coloring, acrylic paint and liquid watercolors (like we did).
Popcorn coloring can be lots of fun to put together and a very easy setup.
So, do you want to learn how to make rainbow popcorn in an easy and effective way that dries in less than 10 minutes?
I’ll be sharing below! 🙂
Related: Looking for another fun and easy DIY recipe kids activity? Here is a fun pumpkin oobleck that only took 2 ingredients to make!
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Popcorn Corn Kernels
Washable Liquid watercolors
A ziplock bag or a container (for mixing).
A tray or cookie sheet (for letting the kernels air dry on).
Bin or tray for your sensory play setup. Here is the one we used!
How do you make colored popcorn
So, how exactly do you make colored popcorn kernels? Easy!
Here are the steps I took to color our kernel corn and how you can go about coloring yours:
I added about 1 cup of popcorn kernels into a zip lock bag.
Then, I added in ¼ teaspoon to ½ teaspoon (depending on how colored you’d like it) into the bag.
Zip the bag up and mix really well making sure the kernels are all coated and colored.
Set aside a cookie sheet tray and add a sheet or two of paper towel.
Once your kernels are fully coated, open your ziplock bag and pour the colored kernels onto the paper towel for drying.
Note: Your colourful corn kernels should be dry in less than 10 minutes with this recipe!
Voila! You’ve colorful popcorn kernels. Easy! 🙂
Related: Looking for more DIY activities for kids? Check out this DIY Fine Motor Pumpkin Craft for Kids!
How to dye corn kernels for sensory play video:
How do you make blue popcorn?
This is a common question that is asked when I do a simple search.
You can make any popcorn color, really.
Because our method uses liquid washable watercolors, we added in ¼ teaspoon of the blue one and our kernels turned the color blue! 🙂
Popcorn coloring can work in any colors you desire. Just find that specific color you are looking for and try it out! For example, if your looking to make green popcorn kernels, then use the green liquid washable watercolors for a fun and rich emerald green set of kernels.
Self explanatory, right?
So, the infamous question, “Can you dye popcorn?”
“Can you really create multi colored popcorn kernels?”
Why yes, yes you can!
Corn kernel art and crafts for kids
Please be advised that kernels are not meant to be played with at all for children 3 and under. Supervision is required.
If you are looking for a fun popcorn art project you can try at home or in a school setting, rainbow corn sensory kernels are not only used for sensory play – they can be used in fun art projects too!
Coloured corn can be used with glue.
Add glue to a sheet of cardstock paper or regular paper and then add the kernels to the sheet.
Create something fun and epic by using the colored corn kernels for an even more amusing art piece full of life and color!
I hope you have fun learning to create, crafting and learning through sensory play with this easy way to color popcorn kernels!
Related: Here is a really fun and easy DIY Montessori toy/craft for a fun and spooky filled night!
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