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Children’s Activities – Homemade Puff Up Kid’s Craft Paint

Updated on October 12, 2012
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Keeping your kids busy on a rainy or snowy day or just looking for something fun to do includes making crafts with your kids. Children love to paint and how much more fun to watch your paint puff up and become a 3-D work of art. Making your own crafts is much less expensive than buying them at the store and making the paint just adds to the fun. You will be just as amazed as the kids as you watch the paint dry and grow.

You Will Need:

1 ½ cups white flour

1 ½ cups table salt

1 ½ cups water

Tempera paint in the colors of your choice

Add 1 ½ cups flour, 1 ½ cups table salt to a large bowl. Stir the dry ingredients with a paint stirrer until they are well blended.

Slowly add 1 ½ cups water while stirring the mixture keep clumps from forming. Keep stirring until the mixture is smooth a well blended.

Pour the flour, salt and water mixture into a squeezable bottle, about ¾ of the way to the top.

Add 1 tablespoon of tempera paint. Place the lid on the bottle and shake the mixture vigorously until the paint is fully mixed in. If the color is too light, add more tempera paint until you achieve the desired color.

Mix each color with the flour , salt and water in its own squeeze bottle.

Place a thick layer of newspaper on top of the work table. Lay a drop cloth or a large plastic sheet on the floor under the table.

You and the kids put on play clothes.

Lay the sheets of art paper on top of the newspaper.

Turn the squeeze bottle over with the tip pointing at the paper. Squeeze the paint out of the bottle while moving the bottle in the design of your choice or the children’s choice. Don’t mush down the paint, let it stay as it comes out of the bottle.

Let the paint dry and watch it puff up.

Tighten the caps on the puff up paint and store for up to a week.

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