We are currently in a phase where anything mixable and where my son can “help” makes for a good project. Homemade puffy paint fit the bill. It was very easy to make. He loved helping me measure and dump each ingredient.
- 1 tablespoon of self rising flour
- 1 tablespoon of salt
- food coloring
Step 1 Add the flour, salt, and food color into each spot in a small muffin pan.
Step 2 Add a little water to create a paste and mix it all together. (If it appears to thick, add a little more and stir again.)
Step 3 Use q-tips to paint designs onto stiff paper or cardboard. I cut up an old cereal box for us to use. (And, yes, the painting on the right was mine – my 2.5 year old isn’t quite advanced enough to paint shapes on his own!)
Step 4 After your designs are complete, microwave for 5-10 seconds. Your painting will “puff” up to create a 3d piece of art.
Admire your artwork!