Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Sensory Spice Painting

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Sensory Painting with Spices
Sensory Spice Painting

Last week while we were all about mixing up concoctions and investigating with our senses, I planned to use some old spices in a sensory mixing type of a playtime. I set out a tray of spices, herbs and powdery ingredients, and promptly forgot about them until after our playtime was over. So a new plan was born... spice painting!

spice painting for preschoolers


I'd seen this post from The Children's Art Group where they mixed their spices with diluted PVA to make 'paint' - but we were too impatient to do all that mixing and stirring so we just squiggled some paint over our paper and sprinkled on all the different spices.

Sensory Painting in Early Years

I wanted to use as many different colours, textures and scents as I could find in the cupboards. We had cumin seeds, cocoa, mustard powder, garam masala, cinnamon, oregano, green tea, ground coffee, ginger, turmeric, ground cloves and fruit tea infusion.

Spice Painting Sensory Activity

Once our glue designs we covered we shook off the excess powders and left them to dry - I wasn't sure if they would still smell when the glue dried, but I can assure you our house still smells of coffee and cumin now!


This was soo much fun, we've already got another sensory painting session planned, look out for that post early next week!

Painting Activities for Preschool
Sensory Painting Activity


p.s. if you liked this post, you might like our pretend play cooking with real ingredients too

11 comments:

  1. great idea. I had been thinking about mixing the spices with a little water to make the paint... but I do like this idea. Perhaps we'll give both ways a go. I do like the idea of drawing first in glue and then sprinkling the spices over to reveal what's hidden. Thanks for the post :)

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  2. I am going to do this with my preschoolers.

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  3. Definitely going to do an activity along these lines. Really enjoying all your posts. Thankyou for inspiring me :)

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  4. I love it, Charlotte! What a great activity. I'm pinning. :) (Love the photos too! Especially that top one!!)

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  5. Super way to encourage the sense of smell!

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  6. Very nice project! I followed you from Let the Children Play blog linky. Our latest doings is Little Ones playing ouutside! http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/wonderfull-full-of-wonder-wednesday_18.html

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  7. shared this on pinterest on fb! great idea

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  8. thanks for sharing, I did this with my boys today. We had fun. We used water and glue. We used some jello too. I shared what we did on my blog and gave a link back to your blog:-)

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  9. This is such a great idea. I'm featuring it this week on Tuesday Tots with some other great painting ideas

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  10. Wow, this is such a cool project! I think I've been completely neglecting exploring my toddler's sense of smell.

    I'd love it if you'd link up at my Teaching Time for Toddlers Tuesday party.

    http://philwife.blogspot.com/2012/04/teaching-time-for-toddlers-tuesday.html

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