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Spice Painting

Historically, spices were often used to create paints because many of them have very distinct colors.  Making your own spice paints is a great way to explore spices and their scents at the same time!

All that you have to do is mix a good amount  of a single spice with a small amount of water until the paint is the consistency that you want.  You can also add a little cornstarch to make your paints go a little farther. 

Here are some spices to try and the colors that they will make:

  • Paprika = Orange
  • Turmeric = Mustard Yellow
  • Saffron = Bright Yellow
  • Parsley = Green
  • Cinnamon = Brown
Prepare for a room full of strong scents, and enjoy the conversations that come from the experience!

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