The other day I was pulling out the ice cube trays to make another batch of our ice chalk when I saw the popsicle molds and decided to try those instead.
This time I used half cornstarch, half water, and washable tempura paint instead of food coloring.
I also ran out of cornstarch halfway through so I substituted flour. It expanded more while it was freezing, so it was harder to get out of the molds but otherwise worked fine.
The washable paint stained their hands much less than the food coloring, so I think this is the way to go. Sara from The Hickman Five also had the genius suggestion of putting a few drops of dishsoap in the mixture when using food coloring which makes it easier to clean. Definitely trying that next time. (Thanks, Sara!)
The nice thing about having them on a stick was that it was easier to draw.
The kids were a little let down that they couldn't eat them. They do look delicious.
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