I feel like we are getting back into the swing of things! Yesterday was such an awesome day. Me and Miss I, we spent the day playing, learning and creating! We’ve got some pretty awesome Puffy Paint masterpieces to show for it.
After our Yoghurt Slime yesterday, we decided to ditch our plans for our original art project and make some puffy paint pictures. Miss I was in a space mood so cosmic showers, super novas and solar flares were where it was at and she was rather proud to show N when he got home from work.. all 10 of them in incredible detail! She’s such an art nerd and I love it!
The usual puffy paint calls for shaving foam and PVA glue but as I had none of that on hand and I’m trying to make everything as taste safe as possible for my amazing village with small kiddos, we decided that this version of Puffy Paint would be better!
It is super easy to make, taste safe, blows the minds of little kids (as well as husbands) when it comes out of the microwave and makes the perfect wee afternoon art activity.
What you’ll need
for each colour
– 1 Tbsp self raising flour
– 1 Tbsp salt
– 3-6 tsp water
– food colouring
– a paint tray, muffin tray small bowls for mixing or plastic cups for mixing
– cotton buds or paintbrushes
What to do
– For each colour, pop 1 Tbsp of flour and 1 Tbsp of salt into a small bowl/cup/paint/muffin tray. Add 1 tsp of water at a time and mix until you have a smooth yoghurt like consistency. Add in your food colouring and mix again. Repeat until you have the amount of colours your little heart desires.
– Get painting! Create some beautiful masterpieces using either cotton buds or paint brushes then
– Pop the picture into the microwave! You’ll want to nuke it enough that the paint puffs up and hardens. Start with 15 seconds and then pop it back in for another 5-10 if it hasn’t dried up on the first round. Repeat until one of you gets bored!