We have been experimenting with cornstarch and water this week. First with the fine powder loose on a tray. Then drips of liquid watercolor dripped in. E took handfuls of the cornstarch and added to the pot of water in the middle. Handful after handful. Everyone seemed drawn to the white powder and once the water was added they climbed onto the tray and make it a full body experience. Unfortunately the tray began to leak, so most of the water soaked into the canvas underneath.
The next time that we tried the cornstarch was a same day that we had picked blackberries from the yard. I enjoy using natural coloring for our art and sensory explorations, plus using blackberries made me feel like this was for sure an edible experience. The blackberries popped against the white powder. E was drawn quickly and Z hurried off the porch to see what is happening.