Friday, December 9, 2011

The Children's Art Group: Spice Painting

Spice Painting
After constantly wishing there was an alternative to the expensive art classes and camps, I decided to start a local Children's Art Group, now with 30 members! We have some awesome little artists, enthusiastic parents, and we are having a BLAST focusing on process art and projects.

I've done spice painting before with L, but I thought it would make a great group activity as well! So I told everyone to raid their spice cabinet for old spices (no hot spices) and bring a bottle or two of  white glue.  I poured a bit of glue into tiny plastic cups and added water to dilute it, then we let the kids help add the spices to the glue. Then the fun began!

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  1. So cool! I can only imagine the smells! We need to try this soon....with cheap spices!

  2. Love this idea! Saw you on Pinterest! Great opportunity to teach children American Indians painted with spices, and other things from the earth. This would make an AWESOME Thanksgiving children's art piece!

    Keep up the great work, you are influencing the future artists!!!

    Stephanie @ All Artful

  3. I love this! I'm always looking for ways to engage our 5 senses.

  4. Hi, I stopped by because you were mentioned too in the post of quirky momma 'Learning and playing with Food'.
    I like your blog. Lots of intresting activities. My son will love these things (he is 2 years old).

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  6. Just came across this, such a great idea! We will be trying this soon!


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