Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Homemade Puffy Paint

Monday, March 26, 2012

Homemade Puffy Paint

My niece and nephew came over for a visit on Saturday. Since it was going to be rainy out, I knew I had to come up with something to do that would entertain them for a few hours. I remembered reading about homemade puffy paint from Delaware County Moms and thought that would be a fun craft project. They kids had a blast creating their art projects!


What you need:

Equal parts water, all purpose flour, and salt.
Food Coloring (I used Wilton's Gel Food Dye)
Squeeze bottles (I bought an 18 pk at Michael's. They were $13. I used a 50% coupon and got them for $6.50. If you don't have a 50%, they usually have a printable 40% on their website)



homemade puffy paint


Directions:

Mix flour, water, and salt together in a large bowl with a wire whisk until smooth. Separate about 1/2 cup each into separate bowls. Put a few drops of food color in your desired shade into each bowl. Stir until color is blended through.
If you have a funnel, pour each paint mixture into plastic squeeze bottles. (I didn't have a small enough funnel but it was easy enough pouring it in with a spoon).
Now go make some awesome puffy paint art!

*Kids like to pile on the paint, so it does take a while to dry. You may want to put cardboard under their paper because some of the moisture from the paint does soak through. (Not the color, but the water does get the backing of the paper a bit wet!)


Don't mind Allison's crazy hair. She just got out of swim class :)


Damian with his masterpiece. You can see where the paint is lifted from the page pretty well by the sun.


14 comments:

  1. Oh cool!! I've seen that on Pinterest and have been interested in trying it. I love the bottles you used! Looks like the kids had fun :) Love your nephew's masterpiece hehe

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    1. I was a little worried about it actually working, but it worked great! The bottles were the perfect size for little hands too!

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  2. That puffy paint is awesome and it sounds so simple to make! Damian's picture is so cute!!

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    1. Awww, thanks! I'll let him know you liked it :)

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  3. That looks like fun, I will have to try it! I will have to cover everything in plastic though knowing my daughter hahah. I love Damian's picture, what a little artist!

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    1. Hahaha on the plastic coverings! I put a towel down on the chairs and the kids got offended. "Why do we need these? We aren't messy!" Yeah, right!

      Actually, with the small squeeze bottles it's very easy for them to draw mess free!

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  4. This is awesome! My kids go through the expensive store bought stuff SO fast, this is exactly what I was needing! Im actually going to compiling a HUGE summer craft list on my site in the next week or two and Im going to pin this so I can add it as well!

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    1. Ooohh! I can't wait to see your list! As much I love having my kids home in the summer, I hate hearing "I'm Bored!" after a few days into vacation. I'll be sure to check out your list for ideas to keep them busy this summer!

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  5. I love this idea :) I am always trying to figure out fun ways to keep my niece occupied when she comes over to my place. She (but mostly me) can only take so much Netflix. I will definitely be trying this :) Thanks lovie.

    the happily ever after project

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  6. fun fun...it is a masterpiece!

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  7. Hi Teresa!! I'm definitely going to try this out!! Looks like so much fun! I'm following back via GFC and Linky! :)

    Jessie

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  8. I've seen this before but haven't had the guts to try it yet! I just saw those bottles at the store the other day so maybe it's a sign, lol! Have a great Sunday!
    Ang
    PS New follower

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  9. Can you tell me which section at Michael's you found the 18 pack squeeze bottles in? I went there today but all I found were two-pack in baking section. Thanks!!

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    1. Hi Yuko. I did find mine in the baking section where they keep all of the cake decorating items. They were stocked on the very bottom shelf, and if I remember correctly, there was some in overstock on the top shelf as well. Honestly, I bought mine almost 2 years ago, so they may not carry them in the larger packs anymore. But if they do, they will be in a round plastic container, not a box.

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