Ingredients to make Puffy Paint:
Equal Portions of Salt, water, and flour. I used the following recipe:
1 cup flour
1 cup salt
1 cup water
Mix in a mixing bowl. Seperate into desired amounts of each color. Add Tempera paints to each color until desired color is reached. I made blue, yellow and red/pink. You can also use food coloring for this step instead of the paints.
Put into bottles… I purchased cheap ketchup like bottles but that proved to be a bit hard for my son to use (harder to squeeze for a toddler). I then put the puffy paint into ziplock bags and cut a hole into the corner.
When painting it is really beneficial to the child if you sit back and relax while
they make a huge mess they use the materials in unusual ways. This helps them discover…
Here is D’s painting when he was done
mine my “other childs” again
For older children I recommend having them write with the paint bottles. It can be challenging and it will keep them so interested for a long time! (Trust me, I know!)
Here is D’s painting when it was dry (i left it outside for the day).
See how puffy and interesting the paint still is on the paper although the colors are more toned down…
I had seen this activity done on a few blogs and I’m really very happy we tried it… I will definitely repeat this activity again!
That looks like so much fun and they're great photos on your post!
Yep, ours looked about like these too when it dried:-). I still have them hanging on the wall. This was such a super quick recipe and we LOVED it when we did it too a couple months back!!
Who knew there was a recipe for this? I used to love puffy paint as a kid – Thanks!
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It looks pretty neat! We tried the same activity with Anna, only I used food coloring instead of paints, and my colors were not as bright as yours. Also – I was lazy and just gave her a brush for painting. Your blog always makes me smile – you are so creative.
We may have to try this one. Does it flake off the paper when it's dry?
Visiting from SITS, your son is beautiful and looks so focused. Great artwork!!
What a great project, and the paint seems so simple to make up! We'll have to give this a try. I even have some empty paint bottles!
You are such a fun, involved, and active Mama! Your kids are blessed~
I especially love all the art projects. (That's my thing….)
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awesome, I love this idea!
saw this on Her Cup Overfloweth..we will do it this week! Thanks for the awesome idea/recipe