Painting With Kool-Aid

Kool-aid isn’t just for drinking. It’s also great for painting! Grab a few packets from the store (they are super cheap), add a bit of water, and create scented pictures!

To make your own Kool-Aid paint, you will need:

Kool-Aid powder in various flavors/colors
Watercolor paper

1. Mix 1 tablespoon of Kool-aid powder with about 1-2 tablespoons of water. If you want more paint, add more powder and more water. The less water you add the more vibrant your colors will be. Make sure the powder has completely dissolved. I used up some really old Kool-aid unfit to drink, and I put my paint in an ice cube tray!

2. Paint a picture on watercolor paper using your new Kool-Aid paints. You can also paint on regular printer paper and then let dry. I painted a picture on watercolor paper, since it holds the paint better. The colors were really vibrant* and they acted just like watercolor paints. Plus, it had a delicious scent! Unfortunately, once it dried, the scent didn’t last too long. But it smelled great while painting!

*Grape shows up as sort of a grey/black color, but does dry with a hint of purple.


4 responses to “Painting With Kool-Aid

    • I know! I wish it lasted longer, too. But maybe it was because I used watercolor paper. Try it on printer paper or another type of paper and see if the scent lasts longer that way.

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