Thursday, June 10, 2010

Puff Paint

Being stuck inside for most of the month we were looking for new craft ideas and found this one for puff paint. I didn't have self rising flour so just threw maybe 1/8 teaspoon of baking powder into 1 tablespoon of flour and 1 tablespoon of salt. Stir it up, throw in some food colouring and mix with enough water to make it into a paste similar to thick yogurt. We used cotton swabs to 'paint' with, though it was more of a dabbing technique that worked the best. Make sure you use heavy paper ~ we had some matt board scraps around and used those. When you are finished put it in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. Viola!

I think you can see how it 'puffs up' on this one. When it cools it'll be nice and hard.

The girls were pretty happy with their art work!

If we ever get sunshine we'll try it again and see if leaving them to 'bake in the sun' has the same effect.

1 comment:

sassy said...

oo, thats a good one JL,love it! Sun? What's that?