My girlfriend came over with her daughter this morning, she needed a haircut and color (I’m a hairstylist for those of you who do not know), and I wanted something simple and fun for our girls to do while I was busy making hair beautiful. I had seen the idea of making your own Scratch N Sniff paint out of Kool-aid mix from Frugal Family Fun a while back, and it has been in the back of my brain for awhile now. It finally made it from the back of my brain onto my “Things I Want To Do This Summer Doozy List,” which really helped make it a reality today.
IT WAS SO MUCH FUN! All you have to do is mix 2 Tablespoons of water to one packet of Kool-Aid mix, and voila…you have Scratch N Sniff paint. Adding the water and mixing it up is part of the fun, so make sure you let the kids help with this part. My girls just could not believe how yummy it smelled, and neither could my girlfriend and I. We kept saying to each other “Wow, that smells so good!” It smelled like a fruit basket in my house while they were all busy painting their little hearts out.
I thought the end product was beautiful. I was surprised with how vibrant the colors were, I loved all the different hues.
We put them in my sunroom to dry and I was greeted with a whiff of fruit when I came home later in the day. I am sure many of these pieces will be cut down to make homemade cards for friends, and we will make sure we write on them “Scratch N Sniff!!”
**make sure kids are wearing aprons or old tshirts, and be prepared for stained fingertips. Not a huge deal, I’m sure it will fade soon:)