Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Scented Finger Paint

We tried something new in Suzy's school time today. We're learning about the five senses, and I found an idea on a preschool website for scented finger paint.
I was excited to try it. I took a 25 cent bottle of white glue, and divided it between 3 small cups. To each cup I added a 12 cent packet of Kool-aid. I used cherry, grape, and lemonaide. The colors were awesome! So vibrant! It was really pretty, and smelled yum! I added a tiny bit of water to thin it, but if I am ever brave enouth to do it over again, I would substitute liquid soap for the water, because it STAINS! Suzy mixed all the colors of course, and her hands are now an ugly hodge-podge of the three colors.
She had an absolutely great time though, and was able to identify each scent with her eyes closed.
We also did a blind-folded taste test. She identified pickles, peanut butter, and sour cream. She didn't know what the vinegar was, but she loved it! She also tasted some baking chocolate today and learned that bitter = bad.

1 comment:

  1. What great ideas God gives you!!!!

    Sweet times with our little ones--time moves so fast. Suzy is blessed to have a sweet mom who loves Jesus and wants her to do the same.

    You are an encouragement to me.
    Love christy