This sensory spice painting art project for kids makes a great addition to a five senses theme, or simply a new way to explore sensory play! These paints come out fragrant and with a different texture, making for a unique experience.
We kicked off our 5 Senses Unit by painting with spices! I was possibly more excited than my son, since this is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. Natural pigments are exciting to me, even though we used white paint and colored it with the spices.
Plus, something like this isn’t really appropriate for our toddler. She’s a big eater, and the smells would definitely throw her off!
But this year, my son was finally old enough to enjoy the experience of painting with scented paints, and exploring pigments!
WHILE YOU’RE PLANNING YOUR 5 SENSES THEME:
- Check out my 5 Senses Unit here. (Use code SENSES25 for 25% off) If you join my Preschool Program Membership, you’ll get a major discount on all past Unit Studies, and 2 brand new units included each month!
- Here are 19 Activities & Crafts for your Preschooler’s 5 Senses theme!
- Here’s a list of Books for your 5 Senses Unit Study.
- Check out this Fun 5 Senses Song for Preschoolers
5 Senses Activities & Crafts We’ve Done at the Moore Homestead:
- Texture Collage 5 Senses Process Art Activity
- Salt & Sugar Test Five Senses Activity
- 5 Senses Puppets (Free Printable)
- Jello Dig Sensory Activity
- Taste Test Survey Printable & Activity
- Scratch and Sniff Jello Name Activity
- 5 Senses Sorting Game Printable
- Jello Playdough
- Pickle Science Study
- Rainbow Sensory Noodles
- Pop Rocks Science Study
- Sound Jars Five Senses Activity
- 5 Senses Scavenger Hunt
- 5 Senses Body Parts Match Activity
- Easy Sensory Bottles
- Optometrist Dramatic Play for Kids
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Sensory Spice Painting Activity for Kids
How to make paint with spices
Simply mix white washable kids paint with various spices for colorful, scented paints!
The colors come out vibrant, and the fragrance is stronger than you would think. Even once the painting dries, you can continue smelling the spices throughout your 5 senses unit.
Some spices to use for your spice paint:
- Dill Weed
- Chili Powder
- Vanilla Extract
Painting with sensory spice paint
Use various paint brushes and talk about the smell coming from each spice/paint. Allow for free art exploration, and hang it up somewhere where your child can continue smelling it for a few days.
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