Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Jelly painting

This week we tried painting with jelly crystals! I wasn't sure how this activity was going to turn out but activities involving things we can eat always seem to be successful around here! I grabbed a few different coloured boxes of jelly crystals from the supermarket (Homebrand ones were about 40 cents each so it worked out to be quite a cheap activity in the end) and then mixed about half of each packet with a small amount of water. Then I let the kids loose! They could choose whether they wanted to use paintbrushes or their hands to do the painting. The paint left little crystals on the paper which the kids found interesting. I would have saved the drawings so we could check if they smelt nice when dry but alas the ants got to them first ;)

Esme started out by using the paintbursh to draw on the paper...

But it didn't take long for her to figure out that this 'paint' was quite tasty and painting was quickly abandoned in favour of licking the paintbrush and fingers!

Jacob tried dipping his fingers in and making dots on the paper

It took him a little longer than Esme to work out the 'paint' was edible but then all he wanted to do was eat it!

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8 comments:

Kebeni said...

what fun! edible paint

Chapter Forty said...

This is a great idea, but I know my kids would end up drinking the stuff...

Becky said...

Yummy :)

Philippa said...

I wonder if it would dry a little bit sparkly because of the crystals?
I think my kids would be to busy eating the 'paint' to find out how it dried hehehehe

amandab said...

I have never heard of this before! Sounds fun, but I suspect that most would get licked here too LOL

Wonder how to stop the ants getting to it ...

Narelle said...

Amanada, don't leave it outside to dry where the ants are in abundance ;) My mistake!

I only made a small amount up so there wasn't *too* much for the kids to eat ;)

Christie - Childhood 101 said...

What a fun way to 'paint.' :)

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