Fruits of the Spirit Scented Homemade Water Color Painting Activity

Last month we had a “Fruits of the Spirit” theme in our Bible studies and memorization.  We did some fun activities to help memorize and emphasize the lesson, including this fun idea of making a “Fruits of the Spirit” basket and paint it with Kool-Aid water colors – which is homemade and frugal, non-toxic, scented and safe.   We posted about this activity on our other site The Thrifty Couple.

If you would like to see a tutorial of this fun idea, head to the Homemade Safe, Non-Toxic and Scented Watercolor Paints with Kool-Aid post HERE.


There is a great article with tips and ideas to homeschool for very little money.  Anyone can do it, it is just a matter of being creative! So we loved the ideas that Tami shared on our other site,  The Thrifty Couple.

Here’s a peek at the article:

  • When I teach a child to read I don’t buy any fancy phonics program. I simply buy an alphabet chart for $2 and we learn the letters together. Once those are mastered we work on the sounds. Once we have that down pat we begin going over the Bob Books or another beginner reader series and  then we are reading! Again, thrift shops and yard sales are great places to find these.
  • Gardening is a big science project around here! So is animal husbandry. We plan to add to our animals very soon. We have dogs, cats and chickens but we are moving to a farm where goats and cows are first on the list! I will sometimes hand my kids each a Mother Earth magazine during reading time and tell them to learn something new.  By the way, reading time is a time to read whatever they want, Nancy Drew, Spongebob, whatever, just so they are reading. All my kids love to read, just so you know ~smile.

You can read the full article on How I Homeschool 5 Children on Less Than $50 a Year.