DIY Puff Paint
Do you remember Puff Paint when you were a kid? You’d paint it on then watch it puff up with the heat from a blow dryer! Ahh the 80’s, we really had it going on back then! These days, my kiddies get a DIY version…all thanks to the new invention, the microwave!
This paint is inexpensive to make and most of the ingredients you probably already have at home!
There are so many FUN elements to this craft! Cooking: The kids can mix all the ingredients themselves Maths: measuring out everything Science: combining the ingredients & using the funnel Art: after all of their hard work, they get to produce a masterpiece ; ) They also get to paint in a new way (using squeezy bottles) AND they get to watch their masterpieces grow in the microwave.
My kids really enjoyed themselves with this one (as did I).
You will need:
1 cup flour
2 tbs baking powder
2 tbs salt
Squeezy bottles (you could also use piping bags or sandwich bags with one of the ends snipped off)
Canvas (or cardboard)
We actually tripled the batch to make 5 different colours and still had some left over!
Mix all of the dry ingredients in…
Then add water – a little at a time…you want to end up with a ‘pancake batter’ consistency, like so..
Note the plastic sheet under our workspace…I highly recommend this, it can get a little messy!
We then divided up the mixture into separate bowls & mixed in the different food colouring colours into each one.
It’s a great idea to use a funnel to add your paint into each squeezy bottle (the less mess the better I say!).
That’s my class clown!…hello ladies!
I found these tiny canvasses at the $2 shop (2 for $2.99) and thought they would be perfect! (just make sure you use something that will fit into the microwave!).
Then I just let the kids go to town…
This is actually “Daddy standing under the sky” : )
Little Miss A got a little over excited and went a tad over board with the paint on hers!
Once your ‘masterpieces’ are complete, pop them in the microwave! 30 secs is all you need for a ‘normal’ painting (like Master L), but if you have quite a lot of paint, you will need to do more. We did Miss A’s for 30 secs initially, then did another 2 bursts of 20 seconds.
We then ended up with two beautiful pieces of art to hang on our walls : )
Not sure why they both decided to pose with their faces like this?! ; )
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