Jelly Bean Paint for Kids

JELLY BEAN PAINT FOR KIDS- how cool!!  I am going to use some of our Easter candy for this!
Easter is almost here, and my girls are getting pretty excited!  Today, I asked them if they wanted to try making jelly bean paint so that they could paint pictures for the Easter bunny.  They were so excited!  Here is what we did.
JELLY BEAN PAINT FOR KIDS- how cool!!  I am going to use some of our Easter candy for this!

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My girls had so much fun with their jelly bean paint.  The colors were super vibrant and perfect for Spring, and the whole house smelled just like candy while they were painting.  This paint was really easy to make, too!  Are you ready to make your own?

Materials
Note:  The food coloring isn't necessary but is what gives these paints the vibrant colors reminiscent of jelly beans.

Method
  • Begin by pouring the desired amount of jelly powder into a bowl, using one bowl for each color of paint that you wish to make
JELLY BEAN PAINT FOR KIDS- how cool!!  I am going to use some of our Easter candy for this!
  • Then, slowly add water in very small amounts and stir.  Slowly add more water until the desired consistency is reached.  You can add more or less water to create different paint consistencies
JELLY BEAN PAINT FOR KIDS- how cool!!  I am going to use some of our Easter candy for this!
  • That's it!  Then it is time to paint!  Kids can use brushes
JELLY BEAN PAINT FOR KIDS- how cool!!  I am going to use some of our Easter candy for this!
  • You could also give them jelly bean candies to dip into the paints and use to mimic a traditional marble painting technique.
  • This jelly bean paint had the most incredibly fun texture!  My girls painted for quite a while, and our whole house smelled amazing for hours after they were done!
JELLY BEAN PAINT FOR KIDS- how cool!!  I am going to use some of our Easter candy for this!
Once kids creations are dry they can be left out for the Easter bunny.  My girls hung theirs at their level so that they could go up and smell them.  They love that the art smells like jelly beans!
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FUN KID PROJECT:  Make paint from jelly beans!  What a great way to use some of that Easter candy.
FUN KID PROJECT:  Make paint from jelly beans!  What a great way to use some of that Easter candy.

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