spice painting: cool down seriesPosted: September 13, 2012 | Author: Jena | Filed under: after school cool down, Artsy Fartsy, Experimentation, Paint, playing with our food, sensory | 1 Comment »
Know your child, if you use a hot spice with a child that likes explore things with their mouth, use a spice that more benign.
An easel with paper and prompt waiting in the driveway is a nice cool down for after school. Painting in general is soothing and sensory-rich and open-ended. We add a twist this time by selecting a seldom used spice from the pantry and setting it beside the paint.
The spice painting idea is all over the mama blogernet and pinterest, and for good reason. The kids spend a solid hour mixing spicy cayenne potions of brown and red paint, mixing the spice into the paint container, pouring it over the drying paint on the paper and layering colors and textures.
Our original inspiration for this came from merrymomdays’ Instagram photo of a lovely little blond lass, working with spice paint on the kitchen floor. I am instantly inthralled and ask how to make spice paint. Then, I did a search on pinterest, because merrymom said that’s where she saw the idea originally. Here are some other blogs that have explored with paint and spice.