Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Homemade Puffy Paint

We tried out homemade puffy paint. At home and at school.

It was a hit.

My children made pictures to give their great grandfather for his birthday.

The schoolers thought walking down to the microwave to cook their paintings was weird but great. They were thrilled to show off their creations.

The recipe:
as found on Sandy Toes and Popsicles
1 Tablespoon self-rising floor
1 Tablespoon salt
Food coloring
Enough water to make a paste

then you mix them all together and whala! you have your paint. use paint brushes or cotton swabs to paint on cardboard. it works best brush paint on thickly. when you are finished microwave your painting for 5-10 seconds, do not microwave for to long. (i may or may not have started a fire) and that's it. homemade puffy paint.

Some notes from our experiences:
* Ours tended to get a little crispy if we did the full 10 seconds. We averaged about 8. Less if the paint was applied thinner.
* Mixed a batch in a bowl and then spooned it into an ice cube tray and the children chose the colors to make. This worked well.
* A few brave souls requested to sample the paste. All agreed it was yucky.


Rebeldream said...

Very interesting! Haven't heard of this before. I'd seen puffy paint made using white glue and shaving cream, though.

jenny said...

Now I've seen this around the traps lately but haven't had the chance to give it a go myself. You have inspired me! Thanks for sharing on the It's Playtime link-up. I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying finding all these wonderful play experiences on wonderful play blogs.

Dannyelle said...

I think my kids would like this too, thanks for a great idea. Visiting from the TT and J link up.

Just Jaime said...

Looks like fun!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, Tim! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

Michelle @ The Lazy Novice Crafter said...

I'm visiting from the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop!

I had no idea one could make puffy paint, so cool!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Linking up this awesome puffy paint post with us made the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop better and more special. Thank you!