Summers in Arizona can become unbearably hot. That means there are many days our kids can’t stand being outside for long, and end up cooped up inside for hours at a time. I’m all about finding fun activities that help beat that summer boredom while inside and encourage their creativity. This fun DIY Scented Colored Glue is just the thing to keep them busy.
– Elmer’s school glue
– Kool-Aid packets (cherry, orange, lemonade, lime, blue raspberry lemonade, grape)
– Wooden skewers or popsicle sticks
– Small funnel
There are two ways you can prep this DIY Scented Colored Glue.
The first way is to empty the Kool-Aid packet in to the glue bottle and either shake vigorously, and/or stir with a long wooden skewer until the colored drink mix & glue have mixed completely.
I found the best way to prep this project was to pour the entire bottle of glue out in to a small bowl. If your glue is thicker you can heat it in the microwave for 10 seconds. Add your Kool-Aid drink mix to the glue, and using a popsicle stick mix until you’ve achieved the desired color. Then using a small funnel pour the glue back in to the glue bottle, using the popsicle stick to push the glue through the funnel. It should just run back in slowly by itself.
Be sure to rinse the bowl and small funnel with warm water and dish soap between each color mixing.
That’s it! This DIY Scented Colored Glue works best on firm papers like cardstock, poster board, or construction paper. The scents of these glues are super fun and fruity, and the kids will love painting with them.
Note: This school glue is washable, but once the Kool-Aid is added it can stain clothing so be careful when creating beautiful artwork.
Don’t forget to check out this other fun activity I shared the other day, the kids will love this Wax Paper Crayon Art!
This post was originally published at Skip to My Lou on (06/11/14)
Love this! What a great idea! I can’t wait to make this with my 3 yr old.
Thanks Jessica! Your kiddo will love it.
Shirley Chen says
This is sooooo clever now l can make some of this too!
Thanks Shirley. 🙂
Lolly Jane says
Stinkin CUTE, Bec!!
Thanks girls! 🙂
Liz @ Liz on Call says
Ok this is genius! My kids would be all over this! And hopefully the glue wouldn’t be all over my kids!! 🙂 Haha!
Thanks Liz, they will love it! Have fun.
Brooke Bock says
This is an awesome idea…especially with glue on sale for back to school. I will definitely be making this for my classroom and my own art fun at home… THANK YOU!!!
Oh awesome Brooke, I know you will love it! Have a great week!
Clarissa Hooper says
How fun!! This looks like puffy paint but the addition of being scented makes it extra special!
Thanks Clarissa. 🙂 Have a great week.
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Thank you Danielle. I will head over and take a peak right now. 🙂 Have a great week.
Thanks I needed color brown 🙁 though 🙁 😉
You could try mixing red and green a little at a time to see if that would make brown.
Can you use this as the base for slime? Was thinking it would add 2 elements to it a color and a scent. Or would it be a complete mess and also stain everything it touches?
Hi Katherine, that’s a great question. The kool-aid would definitely stain so I would not suggest it. I have a great slime recipe posted that uses extracts and food coloring that can be made alone or with the foam balls like shown:
You could basically add any scented extract to the recipe to create different “flavored” slimes. 😉