We are having lots of fun and the Lil Divas are definitely enjoying their summer vacation. We have been crossing many items off our Summer Fun List and I can't wait to share some of them with you.
Homemade Puffy Paint
This was so much fun to make and play with. It was a bit of cooking, math, science and art all in one. After a bit of trial and error, we found a consistency that we really liked and that puffed up nicely when microwaved.
Puffy Paint Recipe:
1 cup flour
2 tbsp baking powder
2 tbsp salt
then add water -
add a little at a time until you reach a consistency that is like pancake batter.
Finally, add your desired food coloring colors
I poured our colored mixtures into squeeze bottles.
This was SUPER EASY to paint with & the girls LOVED it!
Then, get painting!
We used cardboard as our canvas. It's nice and stiff and safe to microwave. Luckily, we had just gotten in some packages that day and I was able to cut up the box to use for our project.
Once you have your picture complete, pop it into the microwave for 30-45 seconds. I suggest watching it. Most of our paintings took about 30 seconds but a few that had LOTS of puffy paint required a bit more time.
Once we were done, we had some fantastic PUFFY PAINTINGS.
Have you made homemade puffy paint before?
How did it work out for you?
I'd love to see what you did.