Fall Play Recipe ~ Pumpkin Craft
We LOVE crafting with Kool-Aid. Check the cool Easter Egg dye we made not too long ago. l Not only does Kool-Aid come in wonderfully bright colors, but it is “only pennies a glass!” My kids favorite part is the slightly overwhelming fruity smell each packet contains. Totally perfect for this adorable this Kool-aid pumpkin activity.
- Unsweetened Kool-Aid – we used a mix of orange and cherry for the pumpkins and lemon-lime for the stem. Don’t use the lemon flavor, it is too light to show any color. We have also used Jello in the past with great results.
- Old salt shakers to make it easy for sprinkling the Kool-aid.
- Spray Starch – found in the laundry isle.
- Plastic report cover, or any slippery surface.
- Heavy Card Stock.
Tape the report cover down to keep it from slipping around. Spray it generously with starch, and sprinkle with the Kool-aid. Old salt shakers work great for helping little fingers sprinkle the Kool-aid. This step causes the wonderful wafting smell of Kool-aid to fill the room.
Lay your card stock on top of the starch/Kool-Aid and gently rub it to make your print. Set the print aside and allow to dry completely before cutting into your desired shape. We chose to make pumpkins since fall is right around the corner, but you could use this technique for just about any shape, or simply use it as a background.
There is not need to wipe the report cover between prints. Just simply spray with more starch and sprinkle again with Kool-Aid. The residue from the last print will only add to the new one.
Once the prints dried I used a sharpie to create a simple pumpkin shape. If you are not comfortable drawing your own shape simply do a search for pumpkin coloring images and use that as your template.
Check out the beautiful texture that the Kool-Aid created! The irregular and unpredictable patterns are simply stunning.
These would be so cute hung on twine as a banner. I love how they turned out, and my kids can’t stop smelling their creations.