Water Coloring With Fruit Flavored Drops




Introduction: Water Coloring With Fruit Flavored Drops

Using fruit flavored water enhancers, you can create water color paintings that smell delicious!

Step 1: What You'll Need

  • small paintbrush (unless you have a lot of fruit drops to work with, then you can use big ones too!)
  • Fruit drops (The ones with the most vibrant colors seem to be minute maid's brand)
  • A container to hold the juice drops (I used a plastic lid for a drink. It worked out great for each drop of color. Also I added some tape under the lid where the straw goes through to avoid leakage)
  • Paper (Cardstock works nicely)
  • Water (for diluting the color and getting lighter tones)
  • Paper towels

Step 2: Getting Started

Using the paint brush, dip it into your color of choice. It's a good idea to have a spare piece of paper to test out the richness of the color. Use water to lighten the colors and try mixing the flavor drops for even more paint options!

Step 3: Tips and Tricks

A couple tips to help you with your water color masterpiece:

  • Start with basic shapes, like the kitty's head is a circle with two triangles on top.
  • Outline with light colors. If you start with dark colors, there's no easy way to lighten them. Such as the purple color on the kitty above. After the paint dries a bit, add some dark colors to add shading or markings.
  • Experiment with colors by mixing your fruit drops and adding a bit of water

Step 4: Start Painting!

I decided to paint a giraffe. I started with an oval for the head and then did an outline for the body using the light yellow color. After it dries a little, I added some orange to it for a shadow effect. The paint was still a little wet so it created a nice blended effect.

I also added a smaller giraffe in the background. It's better to draw background elements first and let them dry. If not the paints will mix together and make the picture look strange.

One thing to be aware of too is smudging the paint. I had several instances of this happening. Before you go to paint over something, either make sure your water drops are dry or don't let your hand come into contact with the paper!

Step 5: Finishing Up

I kept my painting simple because I was using small brushes. It allowed me to make more details, like the spots, the tail, and the grass! Make sure you let your paint dry before hanging it up for the world to see.

The art work will have a nice, subtle fruit smell for awhile. It will be strong at first, but soon after it will be less noticeable unless you hold up the painting to your nose.

Despite mixing different brands of fruit drops, it still smelled surprisingly nice!

Definitely avoid licking your masterpiece. It may smell delicious but it will not taste delicious.

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    11 Discussions


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Aww you are so good! I have couple of these flavors that I don't like so this will be a good use for them.


    You have a great art style! This is a pretty cool idea. I wonder how it would come out on actual watercolor paper.


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! I'm curious about water color paper now as well. Looks like something I'll have to test out in the future.


    5 years ago

    Haha nice and I love water coloring myself!! Ur a great artist! And u did great on the dinosaur! And I do water coloring a lot and I bet if I did that my little sis would lick it off!! lol and thanks for sharing!!!! :D


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you! I do not recommend licking it. I'm sure it would not taste very good :) . Thanks for checking it out!


    I initially clicked on your ible, because I couldn't imagine why you would want to do that. What a sweet idea! Yes, pun intended.


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you! I was inspired by water coloring with coffee. It's quite fun.