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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Microwave Puffy Paint


  • 4 Tbsp self rising flour
  • a few drops of food coloring or liquid watercolors
  • 4 Tbsp salt
Add water to make a smooth paste. 


  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • food coloring
Add water to make a smooth paste.  

Paint on cut-out cardboard squares.  After you have created your design, microwave on high for 10 - 30 seconds until the paint puffs and it's all nice and dry.  We did ours for 30 seconds.


  1. I am new to following your blog and I just love it! I'm a new SLP and I can't wait to incorporate these ideas into therapy as well as keep them in my back pocket for my own kiddos :)

    Keep up the awesome ideas and thanks for being so inspiring!!

  2. We microwaved the paintings... not nearly as fun! Somehow I missed the microwave first step! It was still fun, but this would be more fun!

  3. I am just impressed that she doesn't get her shirt dirty!

  4. Any alternatives that will color it besides food coloring? I'm all out but want to play today!

  5. http://playathomemom3.blogspot.com/2011/06/food-based-coloring-and-dyes.html

  6. Thank you so much for this wonderfull idea!

  7. We used your wonderful recipe to make moons with our Mommy and Me Book Club! Thank you for the great idea! I included a link to this post on our blog!


  8. We plan to try this later this month when we have a "creative kids" play date! Thank you!!

  9. Thank you so much for this idea. My 2 year old son and I had a great time painting today!!!

  10. This is SOOOO cool! Thanks for the recipe - we are deffinetly going to try this! I wanted to invite you to link up at TGIF kid-oriented linky party - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties - I think my readers would love this!
    Beth =-)


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