DIY Microwave Puffy Paint

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

DIY Microwave Puffy Paint

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Did you know you can make puffy paint in the microwave? I’ve seen different variations of this on pinterest and thought we’d try it ourselves. This is a great hands on activity for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners and a wonderful tactile learning experience too.
How to make Microwave Puffy Paint

How to make Microwave Puffy Paint

How to make Microwave Puffy Paint
Just mix the above ingredients together in a small container. You want enough water so it is a loose paste. You can then put it in a ketchup type squeeze bottle or in a sandwich bag with the edge cut off. The squeeze bottle was great for little hands, but the plastic bag was less clean up – so you pick what works best for your household =-)


Sensory Craft for Preschoolers

Sensory Craft for Preschoolers

The kids thought it was great fun! We ‘painted’ on cardstock for durability. When the creation is done just stick it in the microwave for 30 seconds (or a little longer if it is really on their thick).
Sensory Play with Puffy Paint for Preschoolers

Hands on Tactile Learning

Learn your Letters with Tactile Microwave Puffy Paint
This is also a really cool way to help little ones learn how to make letters!
  • You can make upper/lower case letters & match have them match them
  • Write the letter in pencil & have them trace it in puffy paint
  • Spell out their name so they learn how to “build” it and to trace it with their finger
The possibilities are endless! I hope you try it – your kids will LOVE it!

More Sensory Play Activities for Preschoolers








4 comments:

  1. Love the idea! How long do you have to put it in the microwave?

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  2. Buggers,

    30 seconds (give or take depending on how thick it is =-)

    Beth

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  3. This looks like a good cold weather project! Thanks!

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