Jelly paint.

Why? Remember those “smelly” textas in school? Those fruity scented ones? Or those scratch & sniff stickers?

Oh, what simple delights.

Jelly paint. Mmmm… scented deliciousness.

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Jelly crystals





Mix a small amount of water into the jelly crystals. (That’s it… simple!)



How we played:

We flipped through a “how to draw” book. I asked them what they wanted to paint. M wanted a robot. N wanted a princess. I quickly scribbled their requests onto some watercolour paper, following the “how to draw” steps. Then painting commenced.



Throughout the whole activity, I asked them to sniff the paint. Mmmmm. The jelly paint smelt so sweet, they couldn’t resist giving it a quick lick. Yum!




 N & M: 3 years, 7 months
E: 1 year, 6 months
January 2012


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