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.
What a fun process! I bet it did smell great.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Shaunna! It was so much fun (and yes, smelled soooo lovely!)!Delete
Great idea. I will do this later for sure. So pretty too.ReplyDelete
Hi Meri Cherry! Thank you!!! I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!!Delete
Now I need to go hunt down some cool aid again (it's not sold widely here in Australia but ironically I know of one wool shop that imports it and sells it for dying wool! LOL)
Thank you, Kate! Oh, that's so hilarious. I love it! What a clever wool shop!Delete
Wow! I love this, Asia. it must have smelled incredible! And it's so gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Jackie!!! It did smell sooooo lovely - and amazingly it still does!!!Delete
What a fantastic idea. We had a LOT of fun doing the milk art-science project this week - the one where you add drops of food coloring to milk and then add dish soap. The results are similar - lovely abstract images and dramatic swirling of colors (http://www.broogly.com/project/milk-art-science). But you can't keep that art - just the photos you take. So this would be a great activity to do next. Love the fact that it smells good too - would be fun to make birthday cards out of them - the recipient would have the aroma as well as the art!ReplyDelete
Oh yeah - I actually think I marveled at your gorgeous milk photos on Pinterest a few days back!!! The milk one is SO pretty. Did you know that you can keep that art? My friend Ana at Babble Dabble Do is a genius and figured out how to make milk prints:Delete
LOVE the idea of making a birthday card out of the Kool Aid art!!!! Brilliant!!!