Shop
02136

Make your own spice paints

 
Find out how to make your own spice paints and arouse your kids senses as they take their paintings to a whole new level. Spice paints are easy to make using shop bought or homemade paints as the base. A fun sensory play activity and a good way to use up old herbs and spices from your pantry.
Make your own spice paints and arouse your kids senses as they take their paintings to a whole new level.

Spice paints are easy to make using shop bought or homemade paints as the base.

A fun sensory play activity and a good way to use up old herbs and spices from your pantry.
 

What you’ll need

   
  • A range of different ground herbs & spices
 
  • Teaspoons for stirring
 
  • Paper or card
 
  • Paint brushes
 

How to make your spice paints


For this homemade paint recipe all you need to do is mix your herbs or spices into your watercolours or poster paints – as easy as that!

1. Choose one herb or spice and add a teaspoonful to the first pot of paint.

2. Repeat adding each of your herbs or spices to a different pot of paint.

3. Mix each pot of paint thoroughly and you’re ready to paint!
 

Herb & spice suggestions


You can mix any combination of paints and herbs or spices, but if you want to keep things ‘matching’ you could try adding:
 
  • cinnamon or nutmeg to brown paint
 
  • ginger or smoked paprika to orange paint
 
  • vanilla to white paint
 
  • turmeric, garam masala or curry powder to yellow paint
 
  • mild chilli powder to red paint
 
  • mint, basil or orgenano to green paint
 

Tips

 
  • Start by adding a teaspoon of each herb or spice to the paint, then slowly add more to get the aroma you want. How much you use depends on how strong you would like the fragrance to be.
 
  • If the paints start to become too thick with the herbs or spices, add a few drops of water to loosen the paints.
 
  • For something different why not try adding loose herbal teas to the paints too.
 
  • Just ensure that none of the seasonings or spices are too hot or spicy in case your little one just has to taste them.
 

Tell your friends

Like the article you've just been reading? Click on the Refer A Friend link at the top of the page and send the details to friends who might like to read it too.
 

More Hot Topics for you to enjoy

Image source: nuturestore
Enquire

You might also be interested in ...

Make your own sparkly finger paints

Make your own sparkly finger paints

Kids love painting with their fingers, but don't let the mess scare you! Sparkly finger paints are a great sensory play activity which will capture their attention longer than any other painting project! Check out this super easy recipe and make some sparkly finger paints at home.
Painting with potato stamps

Painting with potato stamps

A tried and tested classic! Painting with potato stamps is lots of fun and cheap and easy to do at home. Toddlers and preschoolers will love getting their hands messy and creating some great pieces of art.

join us

Join us on social media for all our latest news.
facebook twitter pinterestInstagram
 

sign up

Sign up and receive our latest newsletters.
First/Last Name
Email
Town/City
 

contact us

mailinfo@under5s.co.nz
 
advertise with us