DIY Coffee Paint

We have been moved in and are semi-settled for about a month now. Currently we still have 4 foot high snowbanks, so we are mostly keeping an inside prescence and going a little stir crazy trying to find activities to do.

Here’s what helps, coffee, chocolate muffins, coffee and the occasional bout of sunshine.  

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So, I just happen to buy the Great Value Donut Shop ground coffee and it was horrible. Over the years I’ve become a coffee snob. However, I didn’t want to just throw the coffee away, because I hate throwing things away that could be used for something else.

I’m always looking for activities to do with my 2.5 year old son. He LOVES painting, not big into coloring but loves paint. Since we recently moved I have yet to unpack the box which has our paint, so I decided to make some.

I mixed about 1/4 cup of coffee with a 1/3 cup of water and stirred it, then let it sit for a while. You could add more or less coffee to make a lighter or darker paint. I also did not have paintbrushes so I used q-tips. 

After painting, the paint fades after some hours, but it has a slight coffee smell. So, the next time you buy coffee grounds you don’t like, make some paint. 

Now excuse me while I head to the store to buy some REAL coffee grounds to make a nice hot cup of joe. 

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