Fall is right around the corner, and I am ready to embrace everything that I love about this colorful season. If you are just joining our Fall Play Recipe series, yesterday we shared 4 fun fall dough recipes including our edible Pumpkin Spice Marshmallow Dough. My kids had a blast molding, shaping and tasting our sugary mixture. Today our challenge was to create a fall paint recipe. Since cranberries are a staple at our house around Thanksgiving, we decided to create a Homemade Cranberry Fall Paint Recipe.
This paint smells just like cranberries and the kids loved the texture.
I am not sure about your house, but cranberry sauce is a staple at our Thanksgiving table. You know the kind that is a jelly and comes in a can. After the meal is over, it is inevitable that there are leftover cranberries in our fridge for weeks. No one wants to throw them out, but no one wants to eat them either. So instead of being wasteful, we decided to create a fun Fall Paint Recipe that smells wonderful!
This paint smells just like cranberries making it perfect for fall. It is thicker and stickier than traditional paint, making it just right for creating beautiful foil paintings.
Start by spreading a thin layer of Cranberry Paint (recipe at the bottom of the post) onto a sheet of tinfoil. You can use a paint roller or a spatula, the kids had fun using both. Don’t worry too much about how it looks at this point. You don’t want super thick areas, but the paint will tend to “level” itself slightly.
Once the paint is spread on the tin foil, grab a q-tip and start creating. Bree immediately ran outside to find a pretty fall leaf to copy. Love that! The q-tip will remove paint and reveal the shinny foil below. The best part is the kids can simply roll over their painting and start drawing again.
I love the little speckles of cranberries in the paint. This is what it looks like when the kids painting are still wet. The paint will dry in a few hours.
I love how beautiful the paint looks when dry, and it still smells just like cranberries. Who would have thought that cranberries would make such a wonderful textured paint, and dry so beautifully. This is one that your kids will want to try!
To make your own Homemade Cranberry Fall Paint Recipe:
- 1/2 cup Cranberry Sauce
- 3 TBS White School Glue
- 1/4 cup Corn Starch
- 2 TBS Liquid Starch
- You will also need Tinfoil, q-tips and a spatula or paint roller.
The thick texture our Cranberry Fall Paints is perfect for using as a finger paint as well. The kids had a blast sliding the sticky paint along the smooth texture of the tinfoil.
For more fun inspiration follow my Art and Play Recipe board on Pinterest.
Make sure to check out the other three Paint recipes that are a part of our fun Fall Play series! There are some really creative ideas shared, and I know my kids will want to try them all.
Fall Scented Whipped Edible Paints from Fun at Home with Kids
Scented Edible Apple Paints from Blog Me Mom
Apple Printing Eruptions with Sidewalk Chalk Paint from Learn Play Imagine
Tomorrow we are back sharing Fall Glowing Recipes that totally rock!!!! I have peeked at a few and I have to say, they are really amazing. This is going to be one post you wont want to miss:)