The spices in my pantry are getting a bit old and there are some things in there that I don’t think I have cooked with in ages. We recently received the book by Rachelle Doorley, Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors, wow – what a fun collection of open-fun ideas.   Her book has 55 experiments that your kids can do to tinker, to manipulate and explore their world through objects. I loved the idea of making spicy paint! rachelle's book, tinkerlab Today, her book inspired us to dig around and look for colorful spices. We are going to paint! edible paint from pantry spices From our spice cabinet we grabbed the following:
  • Tumeric
  • Cinnamon
  • Frozen Cranberries
  • Blue Berries
  • Powdered Wheat Grass
  • Powdered Coffee
To each spice they mixed a roughly 1 teaspoon of hot water to one teaspoon of spice – if it was dry.   Then they let it sit for about 10 min before they began painting.   For the “wet” ingredients, they just mashed the berries until they were wet and pulpy.   Good times. edible paint made from spices The kids had a blast creating their recipes of paint.   Check out the book by Tinkerlab for more ideas of ways your kids can explore their worlds. Rachelle's book   We are THRILLEd to be part of the Tinkerlab Book blog tour – isn’t it fun to know such fun people? Don’t miss out on any of the other participating blogs… Tinkerlab blog tour June 10 The Artful Parent June 11 Toddler Approved June 12 Creative with Kids June 13 Red Ted Art June 16 Not Just Cute June 17 Kids Activities Blog June 18 Rookie Moms June 19 Peanut Blossom June 20 Modern Parents, Messy Kids June 23 The Imagination Tree June 24 Babble Dabble Do June 25 Pink and Green Mama June 26 Make and Takes June 30 Playful Learning July 3 Imagine Childhood July 4 A Mom with a Lesson Plan July 7 Nurture Store July 9 Simple Kids July 10 Kids Stuff World July 11 Let's Lasso the Moon July 14 Ain't No Mom Jeans July 15 Fun at Home with Kids TBD Childhood 101

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