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Painting with TeaApril gets me into a crafty mood.  My mother, sister and I each have our favorite crafts.  Mom loves to cross-stitch and scrapbook, Lexi loves to bake, and I love to decorate and organize!  I also have a little brother named Chase who is in kindergarten.  

Celebrating Easter is a big deal for us and one of our traditions is dyeing Easter Eggs the Saturday before Easter.  At 5 years old, it’s awfully special to watch Chase experience arts and crafts for the first time.  

Each Tuesday I post Avery’s Tea Tips on Anna Marie’s FB and Instagram .  All sorts of unique and some crazy new ways to use tea!  

Not just for eating or drinking.  Staining fabrics with tea is one you have probably heard about.  Tea naturally stains fabric that creates a rustic look.  But painting with tea is a little more fluid with a lot of fun options. All you need is hot water, your desired tea bags, mugs, paper, and a pen or pencil.  With different results each time you paint, it is always a surprise to see the finished product.  It is easy to do and easy to clean up, plus who wouldn’t love the relaxing, wonderful aromas as you create?!  Such a fun craft for all ages.  

Painting with Tea

First steep your tea bags leaving them in the water. On your paper you can draw an outline of a picture. Take the tea bag and drop the brewed tea onto the paper or drag it across the paper. Once you are done all you have to do is throw away the tea bags and dump the tea (or better yet, drink it!) and that’s it! Super easy and super fun! It is also a great sensory activity for little ones.

The strawberry shown below is colored with Strawberry Kiwi Herbal and Strawberry Cream Green.  The tea bag is colored with Peach Black and the lavender bunch is colored with Lavender Grey Black tea.  Of course I chose to paint with several favorite Iced Tea Blends.  The healthy hibiscus included in these blends make bright red, orange, and other great colors.

Painting with Tea

Don’t forget to order your Gentle Hints of Summer Tea Party Tickets.  A great time to try several blends with hibiscus and other iced tea favorites.

The basis for this activity was found on http://teaching2and3yearolds.com/preschool-art-with-tea-bag