One of our favorite things about the fall season is all of the lovely scents.  So we tend to incorporate them into our fall activities as much as possible!  Here is a simple recipe for some fall scented watercolors that combine the vibrant colors of fall with the delicious scents of fall!

S thoroughly enjoyed sniffing both the paints and her artworks as she painted.  This is an "abstract".  :)

The finished product still smells lovely!

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To make your own fall scented watercolors, you'll need:

Liquid watercolors (or food coloring and water)

Add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to 2 teaspoons of red liquid watercolors (or 2 teaspoons of water with a few drops of red food coloring); Add 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice to 2 teaspoons of orange liquid watercolors (or 2 teaspoons of water with a few drops of red and yellow food coloring);  Add 1/2 teaspoon of apple cider drink mix to 2 teaspoons of yellow liquid watercolors (or 2 teaspoons of water with a few drops of yellow food coloring).  Once dried, you can brush off the extra spices, or leave them.  We kind of liked the textured speckled look the spices gave her artwork, so we left them!

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  1. Wooow this is amazing. It look so pretty!!! Do you have space to put all this pictures? I would like to see what do you do with this stuff haha. Xx

    1. Thank you so much, Laura!!! We do display some (, the rest we photograph and recycle. ;)

  2. What a fun way to bring a "scent"sational fall down to kids! Pinned.

  3. I love how you added the scent to the liquid watercolors. We so have to get some of those for our craft supplies collection!

    1. Yeeessss!! Everyone needs liquid watercolors. Everyone. :)


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