Monday, July 4, 2011

Kool Aid Painting!!!

We created  Kool Aid Paint! A couple weeks ago we created Microwave Kool Aid Play Dough too!  Cassie really enjoyed the paint and loved how it had a scent.  She made numerous paintings!  It was also FUN to make your own paint and be part of the process!  Kool Aid Paint is super easy to make! All you need are packets of unsweetened Kool Aid and warm water and you are good to go!

We used Orange, Lemon- Lime, Cherry, Ice-Blue Raspberry Lemonade, Grape, and Lemonade flavors for our paint.  All colors were bright except for Grape. It looks more like Black.

We used a muffin tins to mix the paint in and it also made a great paint tray!  First we put each packet in each section of the six muffin tins.

Then we added a Tablespoon of warm water with each packet of unsweetened Kool Aid.  After that, we mixed the water and unsweetened Kool Aid with a paint brush.

Here is C painting a family portrait with Grape and Orange paint.

Here are some rainbows! Lemon Lime makes a WONDERFUL green color!

Here is my favorite painting that C did!  Ice-Blue Raspberry makes a Gorgeous Turquoise Blue Color and Cherry a Vibrant Red!

Mom even gave the Kool Aid Paint a try too! I give it a 5 Star rating! Well worth the 15 cents a pack!

There are numerous things to make with Kool Aid! Last year we even dyed Silk Scarves with Kool Aid!
The Scarf idea we saw over at The Artful Parent.  Be sure to check that post out here!  Here are our scarves we made last Spring.

These scarves have inspired hours of imaginative play! Maybe we will do Kool Aid Tie Dye Shirts one day?  Here is a link for making some.

Linked to:
It's Playtime
Summer Fun


  1. Wow! Those colors are really vibrant!

  2. I have to say I never thought of using Cool Aid in this way.

    Beautiful results.

  3. Great paintings and pretty looking scarves! I tried the kool aid tie dye shirt last year, it turned out really beautifully but most of the colors were gone after the first wash. Only red and blue stayed, red turned into pale pink and blue was very lite too :(

  4. Pretty colors! I would also give 5 rating:-)

  5. That's so cool and much more affordable than buying kids paint! I'm gonna try this with my child care kiddies :)

  6. Thanks so much for linking this up to my Summer Fun party! We just made Kool Aid paintings ourselves this week and I posted about it tonight. Then I look and saw that you linked up your awesome paintings ~ great minds must be thinking alike! ;)

  7. This looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing - will definitely be trying with my son. :)