Instructions: Have children sort the Skittles by color into the separate containers. The more Skittles you have the brighter the color (we used 20-25 Skittles per color).
Next, have the children pour corn syrup over the Skittles, covering them completely.
Let the children observe each container and discuss any changes they see. Place the containers in a safe place and let them sit for several hours. Stir each color.
Have the children smell each container and discuss the scents. Use paintbrushes to paint the Skittles paint onto the paint paper.
This paint will be very thick! If you want thinner paint you can thin the paint out by sticking the containers in a warm bath of water (we placed the paint containers into a baking dish with warm water).
The painting will need to dry over night and will look glossy.