2. DIY Instructions for Color Powder
The main staple of a Color Run is... you guessed it: COLOR. Obviously you can't ship colored powder to every family, but you can give them some easy instructions to make it on their own.
All parents need is corn starch, water, food dye, oven, baking tray, blender, and tin foil. Stuff they should already have in their kitchen.
The above video is a simple guide, or you can make or find your own video to share. This is a very simple process and the kids will even love to be a part of it!
3. Easy Instructions to Create a Color Run @ Home
- Color Run Outfits: Inform parents that their kids should wear an all white outfit - as well as sunglasses, a hat, or bandana to keep eyesight clear (powder is non-toxic and won't cause harm to eyes, but it will help to have eyewear when running through the clouds of color).
- Incorporating "color stations": Have parents figure out a running track for their kids. This can be around the cul-de-sac, through the neighborhood, or even just laps in their backyard. Once they have their track, have parents pinpoint where their color stations will be - this is where they will wait for their kids to run by and douse them in colored powder!
- Document the Fun! Let parents know they should video their kids running through the powder or take a messy group pic at the end of their run.
- Don't sweat the clean-up: The powder can be hosed away from your track, easily removed from clothes with a quick run in the washer, and removed from skin by a good scrub in the shower.
Created with images by Camille Couvez - "Electro Parade from Montreal, August 2017" • ketan rajput - "I was at an event in Milpitas, CA celebrating the Indian festival of Colors - Holi. This is the time when adults become children again. They splash colors, dance freely and forget themselves for a while. This photo makes me realize no matter how old we get, the child within us is always present. We try to subdue it under social pressure and miss that freeness and innocence we once had."