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.
as found on Sandy Toes and Popsicles
1 Tablespoon self-rising floor
1 Tablespoon salt
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.