Wacky Wednesday Jello Painting

26 Jan

How can you keep your children excited about today when they anxiously await for a parent to return from a deployment?  I decided to incorporate Wacky Wednesdays into our weekly routines.

This is simply a day when the computers, TV, video games, and cell phones are turned off and we enjoy togetherness by doing “wacky”, out of the ordinary activities we wouldn’t normally do.  We started last week with Jello painting.

Before you start making the jello paint, make sure your kids are wearing old clothes and the art studio is free of expensive carpets/rugs.

It’s quite simple to make the jello paint colors. Pick your favorite jello colors and mix the package of jello with a small amount of water. I used 1/4 cup.  Stir the jello until it thickens and let the fun begin.  Remind the children to smell their masterpieces while they are painting. It also might be a good idea to remind the children not to eat the paint, with smells so intoxicating you can’t help but dip your finger into the jello for a little taste.

Once the masterpieces are done refrigerate them until the paint hardens.


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