After a snack and homework, Henry loves doing art projects after school. It’s good timing since Edie is often down for her afternoon nap and we have a little one on one time together. I usually get him started on a project on the kitchen table and then try to squeeze in some dinner prep while he finishes it up. We’ll be sharing a few of these easy projects and activities on Say Yes as a new series focused on after school kids crafts (which will become holiday kids crafts soon enough!). The first one today is this fun milk art. His friend Viv was over as well for a playdate so she was able to join in on the milky, swirly, colorful fun.
Keep reading to see how to do this project at home with your kids…
Photography by Liz Stanley
This post is sponsored by Pediasure. Fueling after school projects and activities to create more fridgeworthy moments.
Supplies: almond milk, liquid dish soap, watercolor paper, tray, food coloring, q-tips
We fueled up with some yummy PediaSure shakes in chocolate. The kids loved them! They taste just like chocolate milk but have a super nutritious blend of 25 vitamins and minerals including DHA omega-3 and antioxidants. A great after school snack to keep them energized for the rest of the day. School days are long for these young grade schoolers and they’re often too picky to eat those nutrients in vegetables, which of course would be ideal.
Directions for the milk art:
1. Step 1: Pour almond milk into a tray, just enough to cover the bottom.
2. Drop some food coloring around, 3 or 4 drops of each color.
3. Dip your q-tip in the soap and touch the colored milk with it, watch the colors start to expand and swirl.
Step 4: Once you’ve swirled to your liking, you can ‘preserve’ your design by transferring it onto some paper. Stick a piece of watercolor paper on top and press down very gently. Lift and shake off excess lightly.
Step 5: Flip quickly back so design it right side up. Let the designs sit out to dry overnight.
So pretty! The milk swirling part is fun enough for an after school kid craft!