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Scented Foam Paint

Cool Science, Quick Crafts

overview

this project is super quick, super simple, smells delicious, and looks even better!

20 minutes

maker checklist

  • set of tempera paints
  • variety of Kool-Aid powders *different flavors and colors*
  • plastic spoons
  • clear plastic bowls
  • watercolor or poster paper

instructions

1

pour various colors of tempera paint into clear plastic bowls – one for each camper. label each one with a different, magical substance. give them time to invent the potion they want to create (such as: “Dragon’s Bonus Blood” and “Squirrel Nut Power-Powder”) and label their magical goo (tempera paint).

2

pour Kool-Aid packets into separate containers, labeling them as well with names magical ingredients. place a spoon in each.

3

create the magical paint by adding the (re-named!) Kool-Aid powder in spoonfuls to the magical goo.

4

stir gently and watch with amazement!


the reaction last for a couple minutes and each one will smell different.

5

paint with the magical paint on poster board or watercolor paper. when it dries, this can be the background to a magical scene!