My daughter loves to paint. She has her own sets of brushes and paints of all types, but I wanted to try something new. Using the recipe posted on Play at Home Mom we mixed up a batch of puff paint.
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp salt
- food coloring or powdered paint
This was a great activity to involve my almost- 4 year old. She helped me gather the ingredients and I let her measure and stir them. Once she had the first 3 ingredients mixed, I let her divide the mix into the cups of a muffin tin.
Rather than add food coloring, we used powder paint to mix in the flour. I bought the powder paint at Michael's on clearance and its turned out to be great for all types of projects. I let her scoop a spoonful of paint powder into each cup and then stir. She had a great time scooping and mixing. We also talked about combining blue and red to make purple.
V painted on the thick cardstock using paintbrushes, cotton swabs, cotton balls, and even a spoon at one point. When she declared a painting complete, we put it in the microwave for 20-35 seconds for the paint to puff up & dry.
This turned out to be a great activity and kept my little one busy for over an hour! She has already asked to mix up another batch, so we will certainly do this project again.