Why buy puffy paint when you can make your own? Here is my recipe:
2 cups of flour
8 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
8 tsp. salt
food color (we used food gel)
Mix ALL of the ingredients together EXCEPT the food coloring and separate into desired number of bowls – one for each color that you will be making.
Add food coloring to each bowl. We used the gel food coloring to get bright colors.
We did our activity outside but it wasn’t very messy (this of course depends on your kids!). I HIGHLY suggest painting on a piece of cardboard as this “paint” is thick.
You can use squeezy bottles, paint dripping off spoons, etc. We decided to use two different types of medicine syringes! They are great for fine motor skills!
Your kids can make their own designs, or you can even rip a large cardboard box apart and make a huge banner! Try spelling out letters, numbers, shapes, animal faces, etc.
When the kids are done pop their artwork into the microwave for about 30 seconds to dry it out a bit and make it even puffier!
Voila! This is my oldest son’s artwork! This would be great for making your own holiday and special occasion cards and invitations too!
Post created and photos taken by Crystal Rapinchuk - Please do not use without permission