I was cleaning out our spice cabinet the other day & digging out some of our very very expired spices to throw away. I have a hard time throwing anything away. The last time I had cleaned out my spice cabinet, I turned it into a fun and fragrant art project and made a spice owl, which I was pretty proud of. It was a fun, albeit messy project. I thought that our new collection of expired spices might make a fun project for my daughter as well.
I poured out the spices on a plate and poured some slightly watered down glue into a bowl.
I gave my daughter a piece of thick card stock paper & some paint brushes.
She sniffed the spices & told me that they were stinky.
I set down a large piece of poster board to collect the mess that we were about to make. I laid our card stock out on top of it. We dipped our brushes into the glue & painted our paper. I opted to make a landscape picture, while my daughter took a more abstract approach. We have been learning a lot about abstract art & she actually told me that she was going to make an abstract picture.
Between brush strokes of glue. We would sprinkle our assorted spices on the paper. Mai had fun letting her brush drip on the paper & brushing the spices around.
I showed her how to shake off the extra spices back onto the plate to use again. The poster board helped collect our mess. I think she liked this part best.
When she was done. She explained that it was a dragon parade. I can see it.
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