This microwave puff paint activity was a lot of fun for my kids. Let me first off give the credit to One Crafty Mumma. Hers turned out way cooler than ours. She didn’t put an exact amount of water, so I’m wondering if I used too much or what. This was our activity for the day, so you’ll get to see our version. The girls had a lot of fun with the project too.
* Self Rising Flour
* Food Coloring
* Paint Brush
* Cardboard (we happen to have pizza the night before, so I just cut off the lids of the box)
You mix together in the bowls:
1 Tablespoon Self Rising Flour
1 Tablespoon Salt
Food coloring to your taste
A bit of water (I did 1 Tablespoon)
Paint away on thick cardboard. I encouraged the kids to try and put it on thick, which turns out better. After you are done painting, put it in the microwave for 30 seconds. It puffs up and dries there.
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I am so going to do this with Stella, and possibly Hannah if she wants as well. This looks like a lot of fun.
This is such a fun idea! Ya’lls turned out great! 🙂 I just discovered your blog too…it’s awesome! Keep the good tips and crafts coming.
Feel free to join my new craft blog. I would love to share ideas! 🙂
Love it – what a FUN project! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a GREAT week,
Hi, thanks so much for sharing:) if i do not have a micrpwave, can i use an oven instead?
I am not sure it would work. My guess would be that you need a microwave. I guess it wouldn’t hurt to try. If you do, let me know the results.
dont you use glue for the microwave uffy phaint as its not listed how much
just did the microwave one buyt it was thick and you really cpouldnt do a star or flower
is it suppose to be like foinger paint i use 1 tablespoon flour 1 tablespoon water and 1 tablespoon of salt like ya said did are ya suuppose to put glue in the recipe for microwave as you didnt list that thanks
It’s a fun activity, but it’s really best for more abstract work. It will puff up and take form a bit, but trying to do a lot of detail won’t work. It probably is a little more like finger paint. There is no glue needed. Hope that helps.
Does the paint dry out?
I have some kids coming over that want to make it, paint, and then play with it again later but I don’t want to make 2 batches.
It does end up dry, so you would have to make two batches. Sorry! I hope you have fun with it anyway.
we dont have a microwave that is working in school at the moment, wondering if the puffy paint can be done at school and three hours later microwaved it when i get home? thank you
Oh man. I have no idea. I think you’d need to experiment at home. My guess is that it might not work. Please report back if you try it.