This was a quick and easy art project similar to our sprinkle fireworks.
Paint a tree trunk with watercolor.
Use a paint brush to apply plain water to the area where you want the leaves.
Sprinkle Nerds or any colorful candy on top of the wet paper.
Let your candy creation sit for a few minutes. Hopefully you'll see the colors have started to bleed onto the paper. If not, the paper wasn't wet enough and you can mist the candy lightly with water. Be careful not to get it too wet or all the colors will run together and your leaves will be brown.
After a few minutes, brush the Nerds candy from the paper. If you wait too long, they'll become mushy. I'm not sure if they'll actually harden up again if you leave them dry long enough.
More ways to paint with candy:
- Glossy Skittles paint at Mama Papa Bubba
- Painting with licorice at Housing a Forest
- Starburst finger paint recipe at Learn Play Imagine