Food Coloring Markers




Update 3-9-14  --  Thanks to instructabler Conrad3000 for pointing this out, you can buy unfilled markers from Crayola!  Saves some steps, that's for sure!  I'm retiring my original set this year, so I'll give them a try.  He mentions he's also trying them with Crayola's airbrush kit, I may end up trying that as well.

This is a very simple project.  For you need only two things:
  1. A package of non-toxic washable markers
  2. Food coloring
For the markers, I went with Crayola brand, only because they are a name I'm familiar with, and I suspect if people had a problem with toxicity from their products it would be big news.  It's not like a huge amount of anything from the marker itself is going to get into the food product, but it's better safe than sorry.

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:
  1. Several small glasses (like shot glasses)
  2. Eyedropper
  3. Lots of paper towels
  4. A surface that's either protected or you don't mind staining
  5. Pliers
  6. Watertight jar
  7. Toothpicks
  8. Plain white paper
  9. A heat gun or hair dryer






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