Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Microwave Puffy Paint
We found this idea in Family Fun Magazine and the kids loved it. They ask to do it all of the time.
Here they are in the bowls we made 4 colors. The kids just painted it on the paper.
Then we microwaved it for 20 seconds and there you go, a 3D art project.
Before and after above.
The recipe is made of:
1 Tablespoon Flour
1 Tablespoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Baking powder
2 Tablespoons + 1-2 teaspoons Water
Several drops of food coloring of different colors.
You can have lots of fun with the colors and talk about mixing colors to make new ones. You can see above Isabella was trying to make a new color, it is called pea soup.
These paints work best on heavier paper, like card stock. We started out on little index cards, they are the perfect size for experimenting. We used paint brushes, or you can use q-tips as well. If the paint does not look “done” after 20 seconds on high, put the painting back in for 10 second intervals until they are not goopy any longer.
Happy Puffy Painting!!