Ooooh, it's so pretty right?
And when we made it, I just couldn't stop taking pictures.
As S sprinkled the colors down, they would explode upon the paper. It was a beautiful swirling rainbow of color!
Wondering how she made these beautiful works of art?
Figured it out yet?
Alright, alright, I'll tell ya. Kool Aid. Yep. We took pieces of watercolor paper and thoroughly sprayed them down with water (if you don't have a spray bottle, I'm sure painting the paper with water would work just as well). Once the paper was good and wet, S sprinkled bits of each color of Kool Aid powder in various spots. As soon as the powder hit the paper it would explode, sending out tendrils of color and the air would fill with the scent of each flavor. It was so beautiful to watch and so yummy to smell!
Here's one of the dried pieces of artwork. We did this about 2 weeks ago and it's keeping great. Kool Aid powder doesn't have any sugar, so it hasn't molded or done anything else weird. It still smells AWESOME, too.
I introduced all the colored powder at once with S because she's pretty methodical and likes to take her time with art. If you have a younger child or one who likes to create quickly, you could always introduce one powder packet at a time. I am so in love with S's beautiful, delicious-smelling abstract art masterpieces!
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All activities here are activities I feel are safe for my own children. As your child's parents/guardians, you will need to decide what you feel is safe for your family. I always encourage contacting your child's pediatrician for guidance if you are not sure about the safety/age appropriateness of an activity. All activities on this blog are intended to be performed with adult supervision. Appropriate and reasonable caution should be used when activities call for the use of materials that could potentially be harmful, such as scissors, or items that could present a choking risk (small items), or a drowning risk (water activities), and with introducing a new food/ingredient to a child (allergies). Observe caution and safety at all times. The author and blog disclaim liability for any damage, mishap, or injury that may occur from engaging in any of these activities on this blog.