Every year around Christmas, my daughter and I make sugar cookies with a hard glaze, and paint all sorts of things on them. It's a lot of fun, we always make a mess and have a great time!
I've never been satisfied with the food coloring/paintbrush combo, as the food coloring is pretty runny and hard to work with. This year, I was looking at a package of markers, and noticed the "Non-toxic" mark on the back, and got to thinking . . . and eventually this instructable was born!
Step 1: Gather Materials
This is a very simple project. For you need only two things:
- A package of non-toxic washable markers
- Food coloring
I got food coloring from the dollar store--you can pay 5-6 bucks at a regular store but I think this will do. As near as I could tell comparing it to the stuff I bought from Albertson's, it's exactly identical.
As to tools, you'll need:
- Several small glasses (like shot glasses)
- Lots of paper towels
- A surface that's either protected or you don't mind staining
- Watertight jar
- Plain white paper
- A heat gun or hair dryer