Homemade paint recipe: Pumpkin Gelatin Paint
We sure are on a pumpkin kick when it comes to all things edible! I did not really enjoy “pumpkinifying” everything in sight during October. This year however I’m really loving the pumpkin flavor in everything, especially pumpkin bread! How about extending pumpkin more in our everyday play activities. [ More pumpkin activities here]
We came up with this super simple homemade paint with a big dose of pumpkin flavor.
My 5 year old had me draw a pumpkin and she was very excited to try out this “yummy” paint. We used a heavy construction paper since the paint is a bit thicker than regular paint.
My 3 year old chose to draw free form and adored exploring the texture of the homemade paint.
The best part is that this homemade paint can be made as thick or as thin as you and your children prefer. Our was runny and it was fun to spread it around.
It does get thicker as time goes by- after all it has gelatin in it.
The children also wanted to paint a few paper plates to make Jack-0-Lanterns.
This is how the paint looks if spread evenly.
Materials for homemade paint: ( makes 2 bottles pictured above)
- Unflavored Gelatin – 6 envelopes
- Orange Food Color
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 4 cups of hot water
Each envelope you add, needs about 1/2 cup of near boiling water. I added extra and ended up with 4 cups of hot water in the gelatin. Add pumpkin pie spice according to your preference – I added the spice until the fragrance was pretty strong! Few drops of food coloring go in and then it is time to mix. The mixture will be watery and will spread easily. Make the paint and use it immediately- you don’t want it to set.
For more art recipes, check out category page by clicking on the blue link.
Thanks for reading