A long time ago, when I very first started using Pinterest, I saw a recipe for homemade paint. I actually didn’t visit the website. I only just read the description of the pin which said the recipe for the homemade paint. The other day I decided to try it out with the kids to make an Earth print for Earth Day!
After I mixed up the homemade paint, I realized that it wasn’t really just homemade paint. It was homemade PUFFY paint! We had made this before from a different website and have seen the recipe on numerous websites since. So, after the kids made their Earth Day print, we microwaved their artwork for a few seconds and we had a beautiful puffed up earth. I think the puffiness make the earth prints more realistic and my kids think it is fantastic! So fantastic, in fact, that I think they made at least 20 puffy paint pictures!
So, here is the recipe!
Homemade Puffy Paint
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup salt
- 1 cup water
- food coloring
Mix flour, salt, and water. Separate into as many bowls as you want to have colors. Mix with food coloring.
For our prints, we put the paint on the bottom of a paper plate.
And then twisted it around on the paper a little bit, so it made a circle.
Then we put it into the microwave for about 20 seconds. It probably would take a little longer if your paint is thicker. Just don’t leave it in for too long and burn your artwork!
Isn’t that a great, puffy earth! I guess the biggest lesson that I learned from this activity is that I should probably read the actual posts that I find on Pinterest! I will probably learn a lot!
Have a great day everyone! 🙂