Can you paint with Skittles candy? Of course, when you turn Skittles into paint for fun science and art! Learn how to make skittles paint and create a pumpkin painting for a fun fall theme art activity.  We love easy pumpkin art activities at home or in the classroom!

FUN FALL PUMPKIN PAINTING WITH CANDY

PUMPKIN ART

Get ready to add this simple pumpkin art project to your art and craft activities this fall. If you want to learn more about how to make paint with candy for art, let’s grab the supplies.  While you’re at it, make sure to check out these other fun pumpkin activities!

Our fall theme art activities are designed with you, the parent or teacher, in mind!  Easy to set up, quick to do, most activities will take only 15 to 30 minutes to complete and are heaps of fun!  Plus, our supplies lists usually contain only free or cheap materials you can source from home!

We love simple fall art projects for young kids.  From leaf painting to yarn apples, we have lots of fall ideas for you to try. Read on to find out how to easily create your own pumpkin painting with homemade skittles paint this season.

HOW DOES SKITTLES PAINT WORK?

What is happening when you add skittles and water together? The skittles start to dissolve in the water.  This is because skittles are made of ingredients that can dissolve in water. They also do it quickly, so you have neat science right away, and a fun paint to use. Dissolving candy is fun to test out with a variety of liquids and candies.  Find out how different candy dissolves at different rates. 

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PUMPKIN PAINTING WITH SKITTLES PAINT

SUPPLIES:

  • Skittles
  • Water
  • Paintbrush
  • Printable pumpkin template

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS:

STEP 1. Download and print out the pumpkin template.

STEP 2.  Add 1 teaspoon of water and several colored skittles to a cup.  Leave the skittles to dissolve for about 5 minutes.

Tip: Mix colored candy together to make secondary colors as necessary.

  • Red + Yellow = Orange
  • Blue + Yellow = Green
  • Red + Blue = Purple

STEP 3. Paint the pumpkin with the skittles watercolor paint.

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