For this activity we mixed about a tsp of cooking oil with several drops of food coloring.
We stirred it with a fork. It settled quickly, so we had to keep stirring as we made our art.
Then we dropped the mixture onto a cookie sheet using the dropper. We also flung the mixture onto the cookie sheet with forks.
O placed a sheet of paper on the drops of color, and we watched as the color appeared on the back of the paper as it was absorbed.
Ta-ta! (as O says anytime she has something to show you!) Here are our masterpieces!