{Kids} DIY Microwave Puffy Paint

7:00 am

What you will need:
1/2 Cup Flour
2    Tspn Baking Powder
2    Tspn Salt
      Water to create a paste
      Food Colouring 


In a mixing bowl add in your flour, baking powder and salt
  • Next, tablespoon by tablespoon add in some water until your mix resembles a smooth paste
  • As you stir, you'll be able to feel the air bubbles and lightless within the mixture. It's a bit like stirring a crumpet batter!
  • Keep adding your water until you have a smooth consistency and this is extra important of course if you plan on using a squirty tipped bottle like I have in the above picture which, by the way, turned out the best compared to using paint brushes and popsicle sticks
  • For multiple colours, divide your mix evenly between some bowls and add your food colouring. Make it bold and vibrant!
  • Also, remember if you're using a liquid food colouring that this will slightly water down your mix so go easy with the water and you can always add more again later
  • Then, you're ready to paint!
  • The trick to this puffy paint is to apply a 3D thick layer on the paper. It will rise slightly, but not mountains so apply a thick, high layer before baking
  • To bake your puffy paint and get a little extra rise out of it, place in the microwave for 20-40 seconds depending on the size of your paper and amount of paint
  • I recommend using a piece of paper that will fit inside your microwave without catching the edges as the plate turns
Now remember, we've essentially baked a scone mixture onto a piece of paper!.... so this isn't a piece of art you are going to want to keep forever. In fact, it could start growing things!   It's simply a great, rainy day activity for the kids that they can play a part in preparing.

And that's it! A simple, rainy day, inside project for the kids with just pantry ingredients! easy!
Let me know in the comments below if you and your family gave this a go x

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