Jelly Bean Painting


Get Ready for Spring with Jelly Bean Painting Watercolors

Spring is here! Even though it doesn’t feel like spring for most of the country, the official first day of spring was on March 20th.  Do you need an easy and fun craft to get your family into the spring spirit?  Then this Jelly Bean Painting activity is just what you need!

I usually fill hundreds of plastic eggs with jelly beans for our neighborhood Easter egg hunt.  Then once it’s over, I end up with thousands of jelly beans all over the place.  Not only is there to many for us to eat, but I usually find them under the Easter basket grass or on the floor as the kids run back in the house.  This Jelly Bean Painting craft is the perfect way to have fun while getting rid of all the extra candy from Easter!

Plus I have a cute butterfly printable you can print out and paint, perfect spring vibes!

Jelly Bean Painting

Jelly Bean Watercolors

What you need:
Small plastic cups
Jelly beans
Warm water
Spring coloring sheet printable

Jelly Bean Painting

First, print out the free Spring themed coloring sheet.

Then start preparing your paint by separating your jelly beans into different colors. This is a great opportunity for color naming practice and counting with little ones.

Place at least 6 jelly beans into each small plastic cup. The more jelly beans you add to the cups, the darker your watercolor paint will be.

Jelly Bean Painting

Pour some warm water into the cups with the jelly beans.
Let the jelly beans sit for up to 10 minutes, stirring every once in a while to help remove the coloring for the candy.

Jelly Bean Painting

Finally, remove the jelly beans with a spoon and that’s it, you have created Jelly Bean Watercolors!

Jelly Bean Painting

Now have fun with the kids and use your watercolor paint as you normally would.

Happy Easter!

Jelly bean painting activity

8 Comments on Get Ready for Spring with Jelly Bean Painting Watercolors

  1. Caitlin + Dani
    March 23, 2018 at 8:30 pm (10 months ago)

    What pretty watercolors! This looks like a fun Easter activity for the kiddos.

  2. Patricia-Ann Que
    March 24, 2018 at 1:41 am (10 months ago)

    how cool is that? really creative and i can imagine the kids being fascinated by this activity

  3. Dee at My Dee Dee's Diary
    March 24, 2018 at 1:41 am (10 months ago)

    I never knew you could use jelly beans for painting. These colours are so cool

  4. Toughcookiemommy
    March 25, 2018 at 5:05 pm (10 months ago)

    This is such a fun and creative activity. I love that it is not hard to do and that you can spend time with the kids doing this in the spring.

  5. Dona
    March 25, 2018 at 8:51 pm (10 months ago)

    What a creative idea for children? I don’t have little ones but I can imagine it being great for each child to pick out their own few colors and allowing them to make their own paint. Great idea!

  6. Paula Stewart
    March 27, 2018 at 1:53 am (10 months ago)

    Love this idea! I can’t wait to try this with my grandchildren next weekend.

  7. Charli Bruce
    March 27, 2018 at 11:50 am (10 months ago)

    How cool is this? I think the kids would love doing this from start to finish!

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