Strawberry Art

Buy strawberry shampoo and mix it with green paint. Let the kids paint with it on red paper and when it dries it’s scratch and sniff strawberries!

My Kids love shaving cream painting, but the perfumes in them drive me crazy! I came across this recipe for cream made from shampoo, it smells better and is so much cheaper then shaving cream. Mix 3 teaspoons Shampoo with a small amount of water in a mixing bowl. Whip with an electric mixer until it becomes like shaving cream. Add food coloring if desired. We made beautiful blue and purple cream and the strawberry smell was much nicer then shaving cream!

Take a berry basket and dip one side in any color paint, press on paper to make a print. Add construction paper strawberry cut outs. Can be used with other forms of berries too.

1/2 cup red tempera paint

1 envelope KOOL AID strawberry

1 small cup

Mix the strawberry Kool Aid packet with your red tempera paint and watch the chemical reaction that takes place.

Once mixed well and then left alone the paint and Kool Aid mixture will begin to ooze and bubble when it comes close to the edge stir up again and the reaction starts all over again.

I did this by accident one day while doing my strawberry unit….

Originally this was an art project.

We still added poppy seeds and used the paint to make our strawberry paintings.

I found that KOOL AID brand with CRAYOLA brand paint is what makes this reaction. Wylers will not work.


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