Jiggly Jello Paint!

I like to shop at Walgreens where I find quite often that I need cheap fillers to make my total come out right or to get up to the required number of items so I can use previously earned Register Rewards. Often, jello (on sale for 20 cents a box) is the cheapest thing they have.

We don’t eat it because it has a lot of artificial dyes as well as aspartame, so in the past I have added it to our Donate box to give to the local food pantry.

This week I bought 5 boxes for $1 so I could use 5 Register Rewards I had . When my oldest daughter saw them, she said, “Let’s make paint!”


Genius, I thought! So that’s what we did. It was super easy.

To make your own paint out of jello, simply add 2 tbs of hot water to one box of jello. Let it cool a couple minutes, then use it as finger paint on wax paper.

Or, if you don’t want to end up with stained fingers, you can use spoons.

The paint is jiggly and fun! At first the kids wanted to eat it. But, after we talked about why they couldn’t, they didn’t. Of course, I stayed nearby to keep an eye on them.

My 5 year old son is the family artist. He can craft about anything. His jello monster was super cute! And I love the determined expression on his face while he works.

Do you have creative uses for things you wouldn’t otherwise use? I’d love to hear! While you’re here, hop on over to this post and enter my giveaway for a Frito-Lay gift pack!

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  1. Hi, Thanks so much for linking up at the Thrifty Peach Blog Hop! I'm your newest follower through email subscription. I hope you will come back next Tuesday to link up another one of your great posts! Jennifer @ Just Peachy in Dixie

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