Two Ingredient Tuesday: Koolaid & Paintbrush

We recently posted about painting with Jello and Ice Cubes.  Here’s another edible painting medium to try…

For some scratch n sniff painting fun, just mix a high concentration of KoolAid with a little water in a bowl. Dip your paintbrush and start painting your way to a berry good time (sorry)!

We tested three flavors: cherry, grape, and lemonade. Cherry and grape performed best – lemonade needs a really high concentration to not be washed out.

In order to really embrace this activity, we first drank the KoolAid (needs added sugar).

My son really liked the idea of painting with something that he had just tasted.

He spent a lot of time smelling his painting in progress. So much so that he got a little red nose!

And here is the final product, ready to be hung in a museum – one where it’s ok to smell the paintings.

We spend so much time warning kids not to ingest their art materials that it’s a nice change of pace to paint with a drink and produce something that’s fun to smell. Caveat: KoolAid stains so protect your table and clothes!

Which unconventional materials have you painted with?

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