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

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