Scratch-N-Sniff Watercolor Paint

Watercolor Rainbow with Koolaid Watercolors

Today is all about the sense of SMELL! Lorelai did 3 fun craft activities this morning, and this is one of them. I saw an article on E-How about making watercolors with Koolaid packets. I thought it was pretty much genius and when M (my husband) went out last night to run some errands, I asked him to pick up some koolaid in every color. I haven’t had koolaid in years and years, and I forgot how good it smells! It’s definitely the way to go for scented watercolors! Lorelai wanted to paint a rainbow, which I thought was perfect, especially with St. Patricks Day coming up!

What We Used:

  • Unsweetened Koolaid Packets (all of the powder)
  • 2 teaspoons of water (for each packet)

What We Did:

I used my cupcake pan and mixed together 1 packet and 2 teaspoons of water and mixed. Rinse and repeat for the other colors. Lorelai painted with it as you would any other kind of paint. Once dry, just lightly scratch and sniff! SO easy! Enjoy!

You can store this in little reusable paint containers or cover, but I just tossed ours. I wish I had thought to make them in our paint cups.

So colorful!
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  1. @Christina or anyone who hasn’t heard of Koolaid. It’s a drink flavoring powder that does not contain sugar or any sweetener. To make a drink out of it, you mix it with a cup of sugar and 2 quarts (about 2 liters) of water. It has a lot of color to it and stains the fingers.

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