School holidays are over :( I never get to do all the things I have planned but I think these holidays were good anyway.
Our last week of holidays and it was still raining and my cherubs were really driving each other up the wall and so I bit the bullet and did a painting experience I have wanted to do for ages but thought it might get out of hand very quickly... Its smelly ( in a good way), tasty, and has the potential to be really really messy.
I have seen heaps of blogs about Kool Aid (whatever that is) painting and figured it must be something like Jelly Crystals ( no? enlighten me! Or better still, send us some!!) and so thats what I went with.
I added water to jelly crystals... and more water.. and more water... and more water. These things soak it up! ( Umm yeah I knew that)
It became like a really funny glue consistency, thick and grainy. I didnt tell them what it was, they didnt see me make it so I wanted them to use it as paint before they worked out what it was.
I got them all sitting at the table and gave them all some paper and pots of "paint". Jared commented that it smelt funny.
Amahli and Jumeirah didnt care, they just wanted to create.
After about 10 minutes of painting with this strange Mumma made paint, I asked Jumeirah to stick her tongue out. She looked at me and I came at her with a loaded brush, to which she squealed and back away.
I told them to smell it and work out what it was, that it wasnt real paint.
And then squeal comes " ITS JELLY!!"
Amahli, always up to try something, sticks her fingers into it and straight into the mouth. From then, she ate most of two pots of jelly paint.
Jared, sniffs a bit more, then lets me paint his tongue too. "IT IS JELLY! But no more Mum" comes his comment. He couldnt really handle me using a paintbrush on his tongue. In his eyes, its just not right :)
I really enjoyed this painting.. it smells nice, its different to work with, and the texture is unusual.
The final results were all over the place, all three of them did multiple pages, enjoying something different to paint with.