I found this recipe in a toddler art book I got a while back. It's full of fun recipes for things like playdough, clay, and all sorts of paints. I really want to try the face paints soon since Ava LOVES having her face painted. Here is what you need for the puffy paints.
- 1 Tablespoon flour (self rising)
- 1 Tablespoon salt
- Food coloring
Flour, salt, food coloring (water not pictured)
After your child has painted their masterpiece pop it in the microwave for 30-40 seconds (maybe more if the paint is very thick) and it puffs right up.
This would be really cool for a mountain or volcano scene for a school project.
Also we used cardboard but I think poster board would work well too. Just something weighted to support the thick paint.