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Make your own puffy paints

 
It’s easy to make your own puffy paints at home using just 4 basic ingredients and a microwave. A fun messy play activity that’s suitable for toddlers and pre-schoolers.
It’s easy to make your own puffy paints at home using just 4 basic ingredients and a microwave!

A fun messy play activity that will provide hours of fun for toddlers and pre-schoolers.


What you will need to make the puffy paints:


4 Ingredients
  • 1 cup of self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • ​A few drops of food colouring in 4 different colours (eg red, blue, yellow, green)
  • Water
 
Extras
  • 4 zip lock bags
  • Thick card (cut to fit inside your microwave)
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • 4 smaller mixing bowls
  • 1 large mixing spoon
  • 4 small mixing spoons
  • Microwave oven​


How to make your puffy paints


1. Using the large mixing spoon, mix the self raising flour and salt together in the large mixing bowl.

2. Divide the mixture into 4 parts and put one part into each of the smaller mixing bowls.

3. In the first small bowl add a few drops of the red food colouring (or whatever colour you choose) and a few drops of water and mix thoroughly using one of the small mixing spoons.

4. Continue adding more water until the mixture is thick and gloopy.

​5. Pour the mixture into a zip lock bag and zip up the bag.

6. Cut a tiny hole in corner of the bag so the mixture can be squeezed out.

7. Repeat steps 3 to 6 using the mixture in the other three small bowls. Add blue food colouring to one bowl, yellow food colouring to another and green food colouring to the last one.

8. Use a different small spoon to mix each bowl to help stop colours merging.

9. Once all zip lock bags are ready to go, you can start painting! Just squeeze out the paint onto the thick card as you paint your picture.

10. Once your picture is ready, put the artwork in the microwave 30 - 40 seconds on high.

11. The puff paint should come out dry and puffed.

12. Timings may need to be adjusted to suit your microwave.

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