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SCRATCH AND SNIFF PAINT RECIPE

 

Submitted by: Anna Johnson, Lori Berry and KinderArt
[Anna is an art educator from the Weatherly Children's Learning Centre in Helena Alabama.]
Summary:

Make your own paint that smells as good as it looks! Here are three different recipes for you to try.

JELLO® PAINT

What You Need:

What You Do:
  1. Encourage children to smell the paint as they work with it.
  2. We used this activity while painting a picture of a strawberry.
  3. I mixed strawberry gelatin with red paint.
  4. When the paint dries, the smell remains.
  5. No eating!!

EXTRACT PAINT

What You Need:

What You Do:

Have the children mix a few drops of extract to paint, paint a picture, let dry, then smell the different scents.

DRINK MIX PAINT

What You Need:

What You Do:
  1. Mix the water and drink mix in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Paint on paper the way you would with any watercolor paint.
  3. Use different drink mixes for different colors (grape, cherry, lemon, etc.)
  4. Let paint dry overnight before scratching and sniffing.
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