Scratch & Sniff Halloween Painting

I’ve posted before about how I stock up on Kool-aid when it’s on sale for crafts like kool-aid playdough and scratch & sniff watercolors.  Yesterday I pulled out the orange and the purple flavors to do a craft we stumbled on years ago here….
Scented Halloween watercolors

Just mix one packet of unsweetened drink mix with about one tablespoon of water and paint! 

Grape looks like black when it’s this concentrated and the orange and nice and bright.

It’s completely nontoxic, of course, and makes the house smell quite artificially fruity!

But it doesn’t taste so great!

The kids had a blast experimenting with making foldover prints, dropping drips and blowing on them and other paint techniques too.

It was cheap, fruity Halloween fun. 🙂

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3 responses to “Scratch & Sniff Halloween Painting

  1. Anonymous

    Love it
    I can’t wait until my son is old enough to do these cool projects.

  2. Anonymous

    🙂
    We got the stuff to do this today. Looking forward to trying it out. Thanks for the great idea!
    Erica
    http://onebusymama-erica.blogspot.com/

  3. Anonymous

    Kool aid paint
    Aldi’s has really cheap “Koolaid”, like 12pks for 80cents or so. Gotta get me some next time I’m there so we can try this out! And I just had another thought. Jello water would be fun too, although stickier so you probably wouldn’t be able to save that artwork.
    I still have one pretty splattery sort of child and I’m betting this would stains clothes the way it does to carpet. So I wanted to suggest moms remember that possibility before letting kiddos dig in. :o)
    ~Lonni

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