Homemade Puffy Paint

Homemade Puffy Paint at DoingSplendid.comA 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.

Homemade Puffy Paint at DoingSplendid.comFor our prints, we put the paint on the bottom of a paper plate.

Homemade Puffy Paint at DoingSplendid.comAnd then twisted it around on the paper a little bit, so it made a circle.

Homemade Puffy Paint at DoingSplendid.com 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!

Homemade Puffy Paint at DoingSplendid.comIsn’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! 🙂

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7 Comments

  1. April 27, 2015    

    How fun! My girls would love this project (and don’t feel bad…I’m the worst about doing something and then reading the directions afterwards)!

    Thanks so much for linking up with #ShareTheWealthSunday!

    xoxo
    Lisa

  2. April 27, 2015    

    This is so neat. I don’t have children, but I have nephews who might enjoy this. I’m 31 and I think I would have fun with this by myself 🙂 I love science project type stuff like this. Pinning.

  3. April 28, 2015    

    wow! What a cool idea! Looks like fun 🙂 we must try this out too! #Letkidsbekids

  4. April 29, 2015    

    One of the first projects we did as a family was homemade puffy paint. My kids made a ton of pictures too. I have sometimes done pinterest projects just from the pin descriptions, and it usually goes poorly 😉 Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

  5. April 30, 2015    

    We tried puffy painting a while ago and it all went horribly wrong, but it was good fun. We must give it another go, yours looks lovely and fun.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

  6. May 1, 2015    

    Hi KaCee,
    I just wanted to let you know that I’ve chosen this post as one of my five favorites from #ShareTheWealthSunday! You’ll be featured as part of this Sunday’s party as well as on my FB page. Thanks again for linking up and I hope you’ll come back and share more awesome posts again this week!

    xoxo
    Lisa

  7. May 2, 2015    

    Accidental puffy paint! I love it! 😉 Sounds exactly like something I would do- and turned out great, and the kids loved it, which is what kinda matters. Topography paint! 😉 Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned (to do on purpose!)

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