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!
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.
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.
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!
|Sensory Painting Activity|
p.s. if you liked this post, you might like our pretend play cooking with real ingredients too