Because these paints are food grade, you should keep them refrigerated for maximum longevity. I recommend using them within two weeks of making them, but the texture is best the same day you make them.
Step 1: Gather Ingedients & Jars
1/2 cup corn starch
1/2 tsp kosher salt
3 tbsp granulated sugar
2 cups water
Food Coloring of choice * I used AmeriColor Soft Gel paste* Gel paste = brighter colors
Jars of your coice
* I doubled the recipe for 6 half-pint, wide mouth jars*.
Step 2: Cook the Ingredients
**If you have a lot of clumps once you have finished with mixture, you have cooked the mixture too long**. This is a fairly short process, between 6 & 8 minutes depending on your stove top. You should not walk away from the stove until you have finished the process.