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[VIDEO] How to Make Homemade Paint for Kids' Craft Projects

Keep kids busy by using old kitchen spices to make paint.

Keeping the kids occupied during the holidays is especially challenging with all the extras on our to-do lists. If you find yourself in the kitchen more than usual, and the kids are literally pulling on your apron strings, your best bet is to get them involved in a project while you finish up the cookies for their class holiday party. No doubt your brain is fried and holiday stress is blocking your creative juices, so watch the video above on how to make paint from kitchen spices for an easy, mommy-free craft that will keep the kids happy while you get stuff done. Not to mention, you'll clean out your cabinets.

This article is part of Mix It Up, an editorial series created in collaboration with AOL's Kitchen Daily and Huffington Post. It is dedicated to making the lives of mothers easier through articles, videos and slideshows focused on simple and creative solutions to everyday challenges. From healthy recipes to exciting ideas for a more balanced lifestyle, this section aims to become a resource for moms everywhere. 

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