Thursday, March 8, 2012

DIY Puffy Paint

Thank goodness for Pinterest. I needed an idea of something to do with the kiddos on this rainy day, and here it is. I didn't have a full cup of salt (You may have the same issue if you frequently make play dough, too.), so I figured it really was just using equal amounts of the ingredients that mattered. I used 1/2 cup each of flour, water, salt, and this was enough to fill the bottles each about 1/3 full. I think they are 4 ounce bottles if you want an idea of how much we made. The kids each made one painting and we have plenty left over for a few more uses. Note: Even though this is made from items in the pantry, it is not edible. And I don't recommend calling your dog to lick up the teeny bit you might spill on the kitchen floor because, oh, about 2 minutes later, you will be cleaning up puke, and unless you are some sort of sadist, this is never fun.

  • flour
  • salt
  • water
  • food coloring
  • bowl 
  • spoon
  • squeeze bottles
  • paper
  1. Mix equal parts flour, water, and salt in a bowl. Spoon or pour into plastic squeeze bottles. (Ours are reused from a tie dye kit that we bought over the summer.)
  2. Add a few drops of food coloring to each bottle. Make sure caps are on tightly and shake to mix the colors.
  3. Protect kids' clothing (I have no idea if this washes out or not.) and have fun painting. Allow paint to dry.

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