We did a really fun youth activity last week in my ward:
A COLOR FIGHT
I'm not going to lie, the colored powder wasn't the easiest thing to make.
If you have the budget, you may want to consider purchasing it pre done.
I did it the difficult way and made it myself.
It takes a long time and is super messy.
But if you're still interested, here's how I made it.
1 16 oz box of cornstarch
gel icing color
1/2 cup water
It took lots and LOTS of trial and error to figure out how to make it, but here's how I did.
I put the full box of corn starch in my stand mixer and turned it on low.
Then I added 1/2 of the container of gel food color.
(If I had to do it again, I would add the full container to get richer colors.)
Then dribble in the 1/2 cup of water.
Let the mixer do all the hard work for you- it may bog down a bit as the cornstarch and water harden, but keep mixing and it will break up.
Continue to mix until it gets pebble like. Mine took about 8-10 minutes for each batch.
Then pour the colored powder into baking sheets with a lip and bake at 250* for 20-25 minutes.
Pull it out and let it cool. It will be hard and rock like.
Then take about 3/4 cup at a time and blend it to fine powder.
Then pour it into sandwich baggies.
Each box of cornstarch made about 6 bags of colored powder.
For the color fight, I picked up a bunch of inexpensive white Tshirts for the kids to wear.
We went to a park near our church for the activity.
I gave them each a baggie of powder then turned them loose.
We had about 14 youth, so each of them got 2 baggies. The quick ones got 3.
They had to return their empty baggies to me to claim another.
The laughing and screaming could be heard all around the park.
I even got in on the action. It was a blast!!
A few of the kids got hit in the eye with powder.
So I would recommend everyone wear sunglasses or goggles.
And maybe even have some water handy to rinse the face.
We all had a lot of fun and would do it again!!