Fall Spice Paintings

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For once I can say our activity smelled just as good as it looked. Today we made these awesome spice paintings with my good friend Mona and her adorable kids, Gavin and Sophia. Here is the definitive recipe:


  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 4 TSP cornstarch
  • 1 TBSP spice
  • Food coloring:
    • YELLOW- Ginger + 20 drops yellow
    • RED- Cinnamon + 20 drops red
    • ORANGE- Nutmeg + 5 drops red + 15 drops yellow
    • BROWN- Clove + 8 drops red + 8 drops green + 4 drops yellow
    • GREEN- Thyme + 18 drops green + 2 drops red

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Elle Walker is a co-founder at What's Up Moms and the mom to three kids (10, 7, 5). In her spare time, she loves testing out kids activities (often muttering, "Pinterest, you lie"), to find the best activities that minimize set-up, reduce costs, and uses stuff up around the house. Follow her behind the scenes at Instagram @whatsupelle. {{Privy:Embed campaign=591322}}