Paper (prefer stiff)
Several flavors of Kool-Aid
Mix each flavor in a separate container with about half a cup of
water. Allow the children to paint on the paper with the brushes after dipping them in the flavored water. The painting looks just like watercolor paints and it
smells so good. Actually the whole art area smells great! The children love
dipping their brushes in and smelling them before they paint, they try to guess
what flavor it is. They come up with some pretty interesting guesses.
After the painting has dried the children can scratch their painting with their
finger and smell the paint on their picture. Just like scratch and sniff stickers.
A Note of Caution: The diluted Kool-Aid stains clothing and countertops / tables. It is possible to get it out of the tabletops, but not the clothing and so it is strongly recommended that children wear smocks to protect their clothes.