Food coloring in red, yellow and blue

Wand for staining

Q-tips cotton swabs

Cloth-like paper towels


Mix 4 drops of red, 6 drops of yellow food coloring, and 2 drops of blue food coloring to create a nice, warm brown.

Using cotton swabs, apply food coloring and allow to sink in for a while.

Dampen the paper towel and wipe the excess food coloring off of the wand.

If a darker wand is wanted, repeat the above until the desired shade is reached.

If the wand is too dark, either wipe until it is light enough, or run under tap water until the desired shade is reached.

Allow to dry completely in a safe, dry place, as the food coloring stains.


© Mayven's tutorial was taken with permission from The Leaky Lounge.

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