Skittles Paint

So the other day Sprinkles and I were having  sleep over with some of our friends from the Cotton Candy Kingdom (The Tooth Fairy and The Easter Bunny). They both were really needing a little getaway. Apparently, 2015 was a huge year for losing teeth… and we all know Easter is really not that far off.  I thought it would be great to use the opportunity to invite our friends to Colorado for fun girls night/sleepover. We rented chick flicks, ordered pizza, and of course… set out a whole bunch of bright colorful candy.

We had a blast laughing, watching movies, and catching up. I slipped out to tidy up a little while Sprinkles was telling them a story about our last sleepover with some of our friend, Buttercream Fairy. While I was washing up the dishes I accidentally knocked a bowl of Skittles into the sink. I was totally bummed out… but then I noticed something really cool. The Skittles had begun to bleed and the water was turning all sorts of rainbow colors. The creative in me couldn’t just pull the stopper and let all of this amazing color just run down the drain. I ran upstair to get a paint brush, paper, and small cup from our art loft and raced back down to test of my theory. By the time I got there all of the colors had melted together into brown. That’s ok… brown in still a color (it often gets snubbed in the crayon box… which is ridiculous, because everyone know you always need a brown). I pulled out my paintbrush and dipped it into the sink and tried to use the color as paint. It worked! I was so excited I ran down the street to the gas station, bought a new bag of Skittles, and raced home to make all sorts of rainbow Skittle paint for Sprinkles and our friends that were sleeping over. It was an awesome night of watching movies, eating Skittles… AND painting with them!

If you would also like to try painting with Skittles, here is all you need to know…


Here’s what you’ll need: 


Warm Water

Cups or Containers


Watercolor Paper


Let’s get started…

1.) First things first. Open your bag of Skittles and seperate them into colors. I used some deposable condiments cups to put mine in.


2.) Pour warm water over the top of the Skittles and wait as the coloring bleeds into the water forming your new paints. The more you add the darker your color will be.


3.) Dip your paint brush and enjoy creating with your new homemade Skittles Paints.

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Note: Your Skittles Paint will dry glossy and smooth. They also smell delicious to paint it!  :)

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I hope you have a sweet time (literally) painting and creating with one of my favorite candies! If you would like to share your creations with me and Sprinkles, make sure to use the hashtag #colorsaremagic :)

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