I have been roaming around looking for interesting paint recipes and I found a recipe for Puffy paint and thought we might try it. It is equal parts salt, flour and water mixed with some color. I used liquid watercolor from my favorite art supply source, discount school supply.
First Kiddo scooped the ingredients into a tupperware ketchup squirter. How I came by this particular item, I have no idea, as I loathe all ketchup/mustard products and their condiment cousins. It is useful for art projects, however.It turns out that it is kind of difficult to squirt out, a problem which could be alleviated by the addition of some water but we decided to use a paint brush instead.When it dries it feels kind of bouncy like playdough, not surprising, given its ingredients. I think if your kid is into representational art, it would be good for filling in the outlines of balloons or hearts for a valentine project. An artistically inclined kid could really do some fun stuff with this. We are not at that level yet; Kiddo is still in the blob-making phase.
I also have a recipe for puffy paint which is equal parts shaving cream and glue. We are going to try that next since we have lots of shaving cream left over from our marbelized paper project.
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