Easter Activity for Kids ~ Painting with Jelly Beans
Jelly beans are everywhere this time of year, but have you ever read the label? Yikes! So instead of consuming these little guys we decided to paint with them. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure my kiddos will get their fill of these sugary little guys on Easter;) However, it is always fun to find another use for them! Check out this simple Painting with Jelly Beans Activity.
Here is another simple activity that requires little or no set up. Love that!
Painting with Jelly Beans:
- Jelly Beans ~ Left over Easter or Halloween candy works great too.
- Spray bottle filled with water
- Watercolor Paper or other thick paper that can withstand getting soaked.
- Tray ~ to contain the drips.
Simply place you paper on the tray. We chose to cut ours into festive egg shapes, but you can skip this step.
Have the kids arrange their Jelly Beans on the paper and spray way! Seriously there is no wrong way to do it.
As the jelly beans started “melting” they left behind puddles of color. The kids enjoyed watching the colorful puddles appear and they giggled at their sticky fingers. More spray was used to help the jelly beans melt faster.
It was fun watching the kids figure out what method of “painting” worked best. They decided that if they left the beans in one place for a while, it created a bright puddle of color. This might not be the most amazing piece of artwork, but the process is a fun one.
I love encouraging kids (and adults) to think outside the box. The next time you open your cupboard, think art instead of supper (after you family is happily fed of course). You might be surprised with what you find!