Saturday, January 28, 2012

DIY Microwave Puffy Paint

It’s a beautiful day outside, but Charlotte has been running a fever off and on since yesterday, and I woke up feeling like I’d been hit by a freight train (darn sinuses!).  Needless to say, I don’t see us venturing out today. 

*Jarrod is back out at sea, so it’s just the kids, the dog, and me for a few days.*

I found this DIY puffy paint at One Crafty Mumma, and since it looked fun, easy, and I have self-rising flour that I need to use up before our move, we decided to give it a shot.

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For each bowl of paint that you want to make, mix 1 tablespoon self-rising flour, 1 tablespoon salt, a few drops of food coloring, and just enough water to make a smooth paste.

The kids painted on a cream of wheat box using cotton swabs.  

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 Stick the paintings in the microwave for 30 seconds.  Viola!  You’ve got a puffy paint masterpiece!

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The kids thought it was really neat that the paint grew, dried, and hardened!  They have been wanting to touch their paintings every five minutes since we finished them.

Oh, and Mommy had to get in on the fun for this project too!

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This post is linked to: The Sunday Showcase @ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

1 comment:

Stefanie said...

How fun! I'm going to have to "pin" this to try later.

Popping in from Sunday Showcase.