Kids will go nuts of this microwave puffy paint that allows kids to strengthen hand muscles, explore creativity, and practice making alphabet letters too! This puffy paint recipe is super cool becuase kids draw first then you puffy paint microwave to make the project take on a larger form! So cool! Try this puffy paint ideas is great for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students as a hands-on tactile learning experience too.
Microwave Puffy Paint
Puffy paint recipe
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- food coloring
- water (you want enough water so it is a loose paste)
HINT: You can also put it 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.
Puffy paint microwave
Now you are all ready for your child to make some incredible artwork.
Puffy paint ideas
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).
How to make puffy paint
This is a great way for kids to practice making alphabet letters, their names, numbers, and more. (you can use these simple alphabet worksheets if your child needs some guidance)
When the paint puffs up it makes 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!
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