5 Ways to Explore the Sense of Smell with Homemade Paints

Last week’s five senses themed Discover & Explore linky party was full of so many fabulous ways for children to explore all the senses. (Be sure to check out all the linked up posts if you haven’t already. You will find so many wonderful activities to try out with your child or students. My Sensory Box & Small World Inspiration Pinterest Board grew a ton after this week!) And don’t forget to link up to our current Discover & Explore linky~ pumpkins!

 Scented Homemade Paints

Today I’m featuring ways to explore the sense of smell with homemade scented paints! These different paint ‘recipes’ are so unique and look so fun to paint with. I can only imagine how wonderful they smell! 


Scented Homemade Edible Fingerpaint from Fun at Home with Kids

Scented Homemade Paints~ Buggy and Buddy


Yogurt Spice Painting from Learn Play Imagine

Homemade Scented Paints


Scratch-N-Sniff Watercolor Paint from Learn Create Love

Scented Homemade Paints


Spices & Sprinkles Painting from Crayon Box Chronicles

Homemade Scented Paints


Painting with Tea Bags from Fantastic Fun and Learning

Scented Homemade Paints


Congratulations to all the featured blogs! Be sure to stop by and visit them to see what other fabulous ideas they have been sharing. These featured posts have been pinned to the Discover & Explore Pinterest board. (You can follow the Discover & Explore Pinterest board to see all the other featured posts from my co-hosts!)


More Five Senses Posts from the Discover and Explore Co-hosts

Kids in the Kitchen~Exploring the Five Senses (KC Edventures)

3 Science Activities for Kids to Explore Sound (Buggy and Buddy)

Exploring the Senses~Paint with Tea Bags (Fantastic Fun and Learning)

Five Senses Discover & Explore Kit (Teach Preschool)

Coconut Shell Instruments (Twodaloo)


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October 2nd- Community Helpers

October 9th– Halloween

October 16th– Dinosaur & Fossil Fun

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  1. Hi Chelsey. Thank you so much for featuring our Spices & Sprinkles Painting! 🙂 Great ideas.

  2. Oh such yummy ideas!!!!!!!!! Creative and inspiring 🙂

  3. Tactile learning with smells is a great idea! This looks like fun, especially since this type of painting just screams for finger painting. Thank you for sharing and for linking up this week to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop 🙂

  4. Thanks for linking up this roundup to After School 🙂

  5. I love scented paints! It adds so much to the creative process!

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