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3 DIY essential oil art projects for kids

Looking to keep the kids entertained while the turkey is cooking this Thanksgiving? Look no further. Casey Hansen joined us with three creative, DIY, activities using essential oils. 

Squeegee Art

  • Empty essential oil bottles
  • Small droppers
  • Shaving cream
  • Acrylic paint
  • Water
  • Platter
  • Cardstock paper
  • Squeegee

Directions:

  1. Fill small bottles ¾ full with 50/50 mixture of paint and water. Shake well and add dropper.
    • If a couple drops of oil are still in the bottle it will help everything smell amazing. You can also add a few drops of a calming oil.
  2. Add and spread shaving cream on platter. Drop paint onto shaving cream. Swirl paint with kabob sticks to make cool designs.
  3. Lay paper onto shaving cream and paint design.
  4. Very carefully press down to let paint touch and stick to paper.
  5. Remove paper and set to the side for a few minutes.
  6. Use squeegee and scrap shaving cream off of paper revealing the art.
  7. Let dry 

Moon Sand

  • 8 C flour
  • 1 C vegetable oil
  • 8-10 drops essential oil

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients.
  2. Mix with hands until well combined.
  3. Play and mold into any shape.
    • Oil suggestions: lavender, wild orange and peppermint.
    • Can be stored in an airtight container to use again.

*Note: More vegetable oil may be needed to reach a moldable consistency.

Play Dough

  • 2 C flour
  • 2 C water
  • 1 C salt
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 5- 10 drops essential oils

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients, except essential oils in large saucepan pan. Stir until combined. Set to medium heat. Stir ingredients with a spatula until a ball is formed. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Add essential oils and knead until combined.
    • Refrigerate any left over play dough in an airtight container.
    • Colored dough can be made by adding food coloring to the water. 
    • Oils suggestions: wild orange, lavender, peppermint, and lemon.

If you have any questions about oils, contact Casey via email, rocknitwithoils@yahoo.com or on Instagram: @rocknitwithoils .


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