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Homemade Puffy Paint

If you’re looking for a fun project to do with the kids, look no further than homemade puffy paint! This easy-to-make paint is perfect for little ones who love to get messy and have fun. Plus, it’s a great way to use up some of those empty plastic bottles lying around the house.

kids painting outside with Homemade Puffy Paint text overlay

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Homemade Puffy Paint

Homemade puffy paint is fun and easy to make, and it doubles as a wonderful art process for kids.

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 experimenting and trying something new.

Sometimes you just need to shake things up a little. Puffy paint in squeeze bottles added a different level to the painting.

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.

What You Need:

Puffy paint in squeeze bottles adds a different level to the painting artistically. Use it on a wipeable surface for lasting fun.

How to make Puffy Paint:

All you need is equal parts flour, salt, and water. Add some food color. You can make as little or as much of this as you want.

You can mix them straight in the condiment bottles, or pour them into the condiment bottles after making them. I recommend mixing them in bowls first.

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, messy adventure.

“Momma, I can mix these?” Yes, you can, go for it! Fine motor skills at work.

We chose to just paint on our plastic Little Tikes picnic table. We all knew that it would be washed away. We were able to wipe it away, and 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.

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