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
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…