When my children were little, everyone loved smelly stickers! Actually, I still think they are fun! When I taught first grade we did a 5 senses unit. For the sense of smell, we made smelly pictures! The kids had so much fun and they really did smell good! Of course, if there is a picture, a story would follow. It made for a fun project!!
Smelly Picture Directions
You will need:
Paper (construction is a nice weight)
Koolaide in a variety of colors–small package with no sugar added
First, children will draw a picture of anything they would like. They leave areas empty that they would like to add glue and make smelly.
When the picture is finished, they pick a color/smell of Koolaide. In the empty area, they put some white glue (not real thick) and then sprinkle some of the Koolaide on it. Use a toothpick to gently blend the glue and Koolaide. The picture can be tapped to get rid of extra Koolaide. You will already tell how good it smells. Set picture in a safe place to dry.
When dry, you can rub it to get the smell and you have a fun picture with texture!
While it is drying, it’s a great opportunity to write a story about the picture. I would type up their stories. For a parent, make it a little book. For a teacher, they looked great on a bulletin board.
It’s just a fun project and kids love that it smells!!!!