Add several drops of food coloring until the solution turns into a deep hue. Cotton tends to absorb the colors slowly, so the stronger the hue, the easier it is for the cotton to attain the desired color.
Screw on the lid and swirl the bottle to mix the colored solution.
4Loosen cotton into thin wisps.
Loosen cotton into thin wisps and place them in a plastic tray or basin.
5Fill the basin or tray.
Spread out the wisps of cotton so that they form a thin layer on the tray or basin.
6Spray with the colored solution.
Spray with the colored solution until the layer of cotton is soaked and evenly colored.
7Let the color soak in.
Let the cotton soak in the colors for at least an hour.
8Let the cotton dry.
Spread the colored cotton on paper to dry overnight.
9Loosen the dry cotton.
Once the colored cotton dries, fluff it up by loosening the fibers.
10Use the colored cotton.
You can use colored cotton in a lot of your craft projects. Roll them into balls in place of pompoms.
Swaths of these colored fuzzies can be used to makehair" for characters or "fur" for animals in your art projects . They can also be turned into tree tops, grass, bushes, or clouds in a picture, collage, or diorama.