Today was doubly artsy. We made get well cards for Grandma because she had dental surgery yesterday. Riley wore fairy wings for card decorating, of course. I decided she was a big enough girl for real glitter.
Riley's card came out spectacular. Isaac is sitting at the computer in the background writing book summaries for the two reading list book he finished this week. He joined the card making later. My mom was very pleased with their efforts.
While cards were drying we did our "Go Dog Go!" day thing and went. After nap though, we finally got to the scratch and sniff watercolors I'd been dying to try. They were super duper simple and reasonably easy to clean-up.Materials
- An Assortment of powder drink mix
- Warm water
- Small Bowls or Muffin tins
The grocery store had a limited number of Kool Aid flavors so Mike got some more from a different store once we were underway. I mistaking thought the blue package was blue, but alas it was another red. At least there'll be a variety of fruity aromas if not a rainbow's worth of hues. Bare in mind it's the color of the tiny pitcher on the front of the package not the color of the package itself. Also, grape Kool Aid paint looks black (shrug).
Next you add two packages of Kool Aid (1 Tbsp) and 1 Tbsp of warm water to a container and mix. Although, I just happen to have acidently grabbed three packages of orange and that one came out super vivid. Either use separate spoons to mix each color or wipe your spoon in between so you don't contaminate the lighter colors. Our yellow was tainted right off the bat.
Then it's ready, set...paint! I put a hug stack of scrap paper on the table and we painted every single piece. Riley wore an apron, but throughly coated her hands and managed to get some in hair. It all washed off in a prompt bath. It smells pretty good while your painting but you don't get the scratch and sniff effect until it's dry.
We have quite the fruit scented art collection now. I painted that Minnie Mouse with the grape color, see what I mean? Maybe it'll dry more purple. I'm going to hang them all up tomorrow. We're going to have our own gallery for the week. Fun and so simple. This one is an A+ for sure.