Hello there! After years of dreaming about a colour fight, I finally got the courage of trying to organise one for the kids. During the pandemic, the kids suffered the most and although now the meetings are rare, we want to make the most of them and create great memories for the little ones.
I searched online for ideas and Pinterest did not disappoint me, as usual. Colour powder is so easy to make, but takes time, so I started preparing for this fun fights for weeks.
For the powder you only need few ingredients, as following:
- Food colourant, liquid (for pastel colours) or gel (for more strong colours)
- Strainer/ food processor
Sometimes, if you add too much water in the mixture in the beginning, after a few hours you will see the water raising on top. If you want, you can get rid of it, as it does not make any difference for the final product, but even it helps the drying out process.
It can last few days or even more for the mixture to dry, but every day I kept breaking everything with a fork to make it easier to dry. When I believed everything is ready, I put the powder through a strainer to make sure that the powder does not have bits in it. Later I found that this process could have been so much easier, by putting it into a food processor for few seconds, getting even better results.
I prepared for the girls little cups made from egg carton cut to size for throwing the powder, but found it very difficult to play with, so after a few batches handed out, I ended up putting all the powder in a large container in the middle of the garden and everyone kept going and filling their hands straight from there, being so much easier and stress free this way.
I strongly recommend goggles or glasses to be worn, for eye protection, especially if small children are involved.
I must add that this powder is not like the one bought for this specific type of fights, is not staining the clothes too bad and does not leave the garden look like a colour bomb exploded there, but it’s non toxic and kids still enjoyed every single minute.
What other fun activities have you done with your kids this summer? Share your stories in the comments section! We would love to hear them!