"There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot." (Aldo Leopold) Apparently, I cannot.

Too Tired to Try Tuesday: Erupting Kool-Aid Paints


I think we can all agree that the worst part of doing crafts with kids is, doo doo doo doo . . . the cleanup! Amiright?

Well, I have just found my newest favorite crafting website: Bath Activities for Kids. That’s right, this site shares all sorts of fun activities that your kids can do right in the bathtub. Mess contained, then rinsed away. Bingo bango. I know, right?

With so many fun activities, it was hard to pick just one to share, so you’ll likely see more of these in the future. But for now, I give to you Erupting Kool-Aid Paints.

Kool-Aid paints

These paints promise to look pretty–just imagine the vibrant colors–and smell good, too.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Baking soda
  • Shaving cream (preferably unscented)
  • Kool-Aid packets in various flavors
  • A spray bottle filled with vinegar
  • Containers to hold your paints

After mixing up the baking soda, shaving cream, and Kool-Aid, your kids will be ready to start getting all Picasso-like in the tub.

Then, once they get bored with that, give them the spray bottle and have them spray their masterpieces. This is where the fun will really begin, as their paintings will erupt right before their eyes.

Sounds pretty fun, eh? To see the complete post with step-by-step instructions and absolutely adorable photos, click here. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom for some other fun suggestions for playing with Kool-Aid. And while you’re there, check out all of the other bath activities too.

As always, if you try it, let us know how it turns out. And send some pics!

I’m no cooking or crafting guru, so I started these Too Tired to Try Tuesday posts to share craft and recipe ideas that I’ve come across and would really like to try but am just too damned tired (that sounds better than lazy, right?) to get around to. In addition to ideas that I find, I am open to submissions from you–either something tried and true or something you want to try but haven’t had the time to. Just send me an email at raisingwildthingsblog@gmail.com with your ideas, and I may share them here. (And by “may” I mean “will definitely”! I just confessed how lazy tired I am, so if you take the time to send me something to share, I’m going to share it!)

Author: Mamma Wild Thing

I'm a mamma to four little wild things and can't imagine life any other way. (Well, most days.)

7 thoughts on “Too Tired to Try Tuesday: Erupting Kool-Aid Paints

  1. Brilliant! Saw this through your Facebook page!

  2. This is absolutely awesome, just wish we had a tub (we only have a shower) because this would be perfect for the tiniest spawn

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  4. Love it! I am going to try that with my lil man!

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