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How to Easily Make Paint with Kool-Aid When You Want to Get Crafty

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Welcome, Becky, blogger at Your Modern Family. and author of “Potty Train in a Weekend” Becky is a Mom to four kids and is always looking for ways to keep them busy and engaged at home. Here is a fun activity that is easy to do and fun for the kids!

Take it away, Becky…

Make paint with kool-aid

Learn how to Make paint with kool-aid

This is a fun, easy activity to do with your children! It makes your house smell great and it is so much fun to do with your kids. Add in a great story (read about rainbows and paint one) and you have just done a great learning lesson with your kids! 🙂

Make paint with kool-aid

How to Make Paint with Kool-Aid | Kool aid Painting For Preschool

I bought a few packets of the off-brand (cheapest you can find) Kool-aid mix.

Get out as many bowls as you have kids (or if you are separating by color, get out as many bowls as you have colors of Kool-aid. (Example: if you have green, blue, and red, you could do three bowls- one for each color)

I have done both. Some days we do a colorful picture with many different colors and other times, I just use one packet and split the one color between the kids.

Prepare the Area Before Making Paint with Kool-Aid.

1. Put on Aprons and Find Your ‘Craft’ Tablecloth.

Make paint with kool-aid

2. How to Make Kool aid Paint Recipe

Pour a little bit into each bowl with just a touch of water (a tablespoon or two). The more water you use, the runnier it will be.

Make paint with kool-aid

3. Mix it up until the Kool-aid is dissolved.

Make paint with kool-aid

4. Give your kids a paintbrush and let them go to town!

The Kool-aid is scented so it makes your house smell great!

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Remember- Kool-aid can stain, so wear your aprons!! You can also dye Easter Eggs with Kool-aid!

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Make paint with kool-aid

We have been doing this for years- so here is an older picture of our boys painting, too. 🙂

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