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Easy, DIY Microwave Puffy Paint Recipe for Kids

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.

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

Have you seen amazing art project with puffy paint recipes. You can quickly and easily make microwave puffy paint that will allow your children to make amazing art projects with flair! I will show you how to make puffy paint with our unique puffy paint recipe that gets bigger, better, and sets in the microwave. Seriously, this puffy paint microwave is the best puffy paint recipe we’ve found. It is easy to whip up, simple to paint with, and makes such wonderfully puffy art projects. This is fun for kids of all ages.
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Puffy paint recipe

Mix together the following and pour into squirt paint container or ziplock bag.
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • food coloring
  • water (you want enough water so it is a loose paste)
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Puffy paint microwave

Now you are all ready for your child to make some incredible artwork.

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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.
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Puffy paint ideas

The kids thought it was great fun! We ‘painted’ on cardstock for durability.

How to make puffy paint

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).

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How to make puffy paint

This is a great way for kids to practice making alphabet letters, their names, numbers, and more.

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DIY Puffy Paint

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!

Puffy paint ideas

The texture for your kids to slide their fingers across is SUPER cool!
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HOmemade Puffy Paint

You can make your own alphabet cards out of this homemade puffy paint recipe. Then have children feel the letters for a fun, tactile alphabet activity!

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Science for Kids

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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.

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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