Looking for a rainy-day crafting idea that makes use of items you already have? Reach into your spice drawer for colorful spices to make DIY all-natural watercolors. Spices like nutmeg, paprika, turmeric, cinnamon and Chinese five-spice powder work best and produce beautiful deep colors. Just dilute with a little warm water (the warm water helps make it less grainy) and paint away. Since they’re totally nontoxic, paints made from spices are completely safe to use when crafting with small kids.
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