Kids Food Crafts – Painting with Jello

| January 13, 2010 | 2 Comments

It has been so crazy dreary around the Comox Valley the last couple of weeks that we have been super dug in at the craft table and looking for ways to combine all sorts of things like food and paper into good fun.

Jello isn’t something we regularly eat around here. But, it is super cool and we’ve been working on projects that are all about the senses. We get all sorts of learning goodness in with this one – colors, smells, textures and fine motor skills.


So, getting going with some Jello painting – inspired by a National Geographic Kids magazine craft – makes for some serious rainy-day fun.

Here’s what you need:

- A few different kinds of Jello

- Jars and brushes for painting

- Paper (we found that watercolor paper works best)

- Warm water



1. Take about a 1/4 C of water per jar and start adding Jello powder one teaspoon at a time until you get a thickness that is fun to paint with.


2. Set your paper out and start creating.


3. Let it dry for a while when you are done and voila, you have scratch and sniff art.

Have a great rainy Wednesday!

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Category: ARTS & LITERACY, Crafts

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Robin Rivers is the Project Development Director for Vancouver-based Mherge Media Group. Often can be found leaping tall buildings with the help of great friends. Predisposed to odd hats and the color orange. In love with imagination, her kids and that crazy guy who married her.

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