Lucas enjoyed working with puffy paint yesterday, I knew he would since the viscosity is somewhat similar to glue… and he loves glue!
I made a batch and separated it into three different colours, I used old shampoo bottles and an old glue bottle. Lucas preferred the glue bottle since it was smaller and easier for his little hands to squeeze.
To make puffy paint:
- 1cup of flour
- 1cup of salt
- 1cup of water
- empty squeeze containers
- 1 Tablespoon tempera paint –as many colours as you want
Mix the first 3 ingredients together in a big bowl.
Divide the mix out into smaller containers – one for each colour
Add 1 Tbsp of tempera and mix well. Adjust the colour by add another tsp of paint until desired colour s reached
Pour into squeeze bottle – a funnel will make this easier or you can spoon the mixture.
Give the child the bottles and watch them get to work!
* this paint does not work well on construction/craft paper. Instead use matte board or card board, we used and old cereal box cut up!