Sometimes you just have to change things up a little, add a new element to the same old fun. It doesn’t mean the old isn’t fun anymore, it just means your growing, experimenting and changing, learning. Sometimes you just need to shake things up a little. Puffy paint in squeeze bottles added a different level to painting.
Homemade Puffy Paint
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My girls have always loved painting, I started them at about six months with paper taped to the floor, paint dropped onto it and let them go. They were hooked from the beginning. Might help that an art or learning activity is worth the mess in my mind.
- food color
How to make Puffy Paint:
All you need is equal parts flour, salt and water. Add some food color.
You can mix them straight in the condiment bottles, or pour them into the condiment bottles after making them.
We had fun. All of us. It is easy to clean up, and a lot of fun. We all had fun playing and painting.
After a little while Austin wanted to have some different colors and explored pouring one container into the other, a somewhat slow, mess adventure.
“Momma I can I mix these?” Yes you can, go for it! Fine motor skills at work.
We chose to just paint on out plastic Little Tikes picnic table. We all knew that it would be washing away. We were able to wipe it away, add more pictures for continued fun through the afternoon.
We’ll definitely be doing them paint fun again and again through the summer. It is easy to make for lots of fun.