In a land very near a Mommy wanted to do something to entertain her Small Girl and remembered seeing a Pin for homemade puffy paint. So the Mommy set forth and mixed up the concoction. The Small Girl picked the colors from Mommy’s new package of pretty food colorings. Mommy put them in some squeeze bottles and they set off to round up the necessary craft items.
This was my attempt at using a ‘white board’ type background. Lil was too anxious to paint to let me take pictures of her paint.
*Notice the Spring sticky wall behind Lil? It’s been added to quite a bit since it was first put up.
They dried really hard and still puffy. It was a fun craft and I’m sure we’ll do it again although next time I’m going to thin it down just a little, Lil had to squeeze pretty hard to get the paint out. It ended up being a collaborative effort and the resulting pictures were neat.
Puffy Paint- 1 c salt, c flour, 1 c water, food coloring
I put it all in a bowl except for the food coloring. Once it was mixed well I separated a little out to a second bowl and put some in a storage container since I only had two bottles to work with. I then stirred the color in and moved it to the squeeze bottles. Since I’m going to thin it down next time I might be able to just mix the food coloring straight in the squeeze bottles, but this time I was glad I had the bowl and spoon to work with.
I’m linking up with Nanette‘s Pinteractive post. Be sure to check her out.