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Homemade Puffy Paint: complete

Homemade Puffy Paint

March 13, 2012 Sarah Coggins

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
  • water

Homemade Puffy Paint: supplies


Step 1 Add the flour, salt, and food color into each spot in a small muffin pan.

Homemade Puffy Paint: Pouring

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!)

Homemade Puffy Paint: painting

Step 4 After your designs are complete, microwave for 5-10 seconds. Your painting will “puff” up to create a 3d piece of art.

Homemade Puffy Paint: complete

Admire your artwork!

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  • ter@waaoms March 13, 2012 at 7:41 am
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