Our sixth addition to our Fall Fun Series, Fall Spice Paints will arouse your kid’s sense of smell like no other paints around! They will also leave your house smelling super yummy! We’ve had fun using spices in previous articles such as Vanilla Cinnamon Oobleck and Edible Pumpkin Pie Play Dough. I love the smells of autumn and I love that I can incorporate it into my kid’s play! I recommend this activity for children 12 months and older.
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Step 1 - Place 1 Tbsp of each spice in 4 separate containers
Step 2 - Add 1 Tbsp of flour
Step 3 - Add 4 Tbsp of water
Step 4 - Add 1 Tsp of corn starch
Step 5 - Add 1 Tsp of dish soap
Step 6 - Mix it all together
Step 7 - Add food coloring (about 20 drops per container. The more food coloring you put the brighter your spice paints will be)
- Cinnamon – approximately 20 red drops
- Pumpkin Spice – approximately 5 red drops, 15 yellow drops
- Ginger – approximately 20 yellow drops
- Brown Sugar – approximately 8 green drops, 8 red drops, 4 yellow drops
Step 8 - Mix with a fork
Step 9 - IMPORTANT Because each of the spices are of a different consistency I had to play around a bit with adding extra ingredients to each different container. These are the alterations I did for each different spice paint:
- Cinnamon – No changes
- Ginger – Add 1 extra Tsp of flour
- Brown Sugar – Add 5 extra Tbsp of flour and 3 extra Tbsp of brown sugar
- Pumpkin Spice – Add 1 extra Tsp of water
Lets Get Painting!
I set up a tray with a piece of watercolor paper I had drawn the trunk and branches of a tree on. I figured they could paint all over it and it may turn out looking like fall leaves. It was worth a shot!
It’s always interesting seeing how differently each of my twenty-two month old twins react to different play materials. Especially the ones that can get messy. Now that I think about it, I should’ve laid down some plastic under their high chairs. Theres a pro tip for you! My son didn’t spill his containers but used them neatly with the paint brushes.
My daughter on the other hand took full advantage of the fact that I gave them each half of the paints in open containers. Now I know better that to give them so much at once!
This was definitely one of their favorite of the Fall Fun activities that they have experienced.
Hope you enjoyed learning how to make Fall Spice Paints and make sure to check out our other Fall Fun activities!