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Fall Leaves Puffy Paint

Fall Leaves Puffy Paint – this easy to make microwave puffy paint is such a fun play recipe for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade children. They can make fall leaves, pumpkins, etc and they watch their fall craft puff up. You’ve got to try this fall art project for kids! 

Fall Leaves Puffy Paint - this easy to make microwave puffy paint is such a fun play recipe for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade children. They can make fall leaves, pumpkins, etc and they watch their fall craft puff up. You've got to try this fall art project for kids!

Fall Leaves Puffy Paint

Fall is hands down my favorite season. The scents, the tastes, the cooler temperatures! This fall leaves puffy paint was so fun. The DIY puffy paint will be so fun to add this artwork to our walls this fall! Not only does it turn out beautiful and is so much fun, but it is incredibly easy to make!! This fall craft for preschoolers, kindergartners, toddlers, and grade 1 students is a must try fall activity!

Painting is a must at our house. We paint all the time. Holidays and the change of seasons always bring out our desire to paint in an extra special way. Since we paint so often, it’s fun to mix it up sometimes. Have you made puffy paint before, because it is such a fun way to add a little twist! 

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Microwave Puffy Paint Recipe

You will need a few simple ingredients to make this puffy paint recipe:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup of cold water
  • food coloring

Mix the flour and salt together, then add the water and stir. It should be the consistency of a slightly thinner pancake mix. You don’t want it to be too thick, or it will get stuck in the squeeze bottles and will mess up the whole activity. Split the ‘batter’ into as many bowls as you need for the number of colors you want. We used orange and green. Once the batter is split into the bowl, add the food coloring and mix.

Yes, you’ll also need a few squeeze bottles and paper. We used construction paper. We found the squeeze bottles at the dollar store. The construction paper was probably from there too.  Add the colored batter into the squeeze bottles and put on the lids.

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DIY Puffy Paint

Lay out a piece of construction paper and start designing. You just have to squeeze as you draw. It is super easy.

Once you have finished your design, ours was a pumpkin with stem and leaves, pop it in the microwave for about 30 seconds. If there is a bunch more paint on your paper, you may need more time in the microwave. How cool is this? It basically bakes, rising up like bread and making your art 3D! SO MUCH FUN!  This does not have to be just pumpkins, you could literally do anything from spring flowers, beach balls or cute fuzzy bunnies! 

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Leaf Crafts for Kids

Looking for more fun fall craft projects? Check out these fun ideas:

super cute, free printable, fall craft for preschoolers - leave, apple, and pumpkin hat crafts beautiful Leaf Wreath Printable Fall Craft to share with you. This Leaf Wreath Craft for Kids is great for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, and grade 4 students. Use the free leaf template to make your own leaves even before the leaves in your own back yard start changing outside! Fall Leaf Prints with Markers Here is a super cute fall craft for kids using packing peanuts! This simple to make Styrofoam Peanuts Fall Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers uses red, orange, yellow, brown, and green leaves to make a colorful 3d craft. This autumn craft produces such beautiful results with a unique look and texture that is fun to play. Great for preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students.

Fall Crafts for Kids

scarecrow-cvc-words-preschool-kindergarten-first-grade Looking for some quick and easy fall coloring pages? You will love these simple free coloring sheets perfect for toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students to enjoy this Autumn. Simply print pdf file, print coloring sheets with pumpkins, scarecrows, bales of hay, etc. and colour! fall playdough mats fall do a dot printables

Fall Printables

Fall Color Words Emergent Reader Looking for a fun fall activity that is no-prep because it uses free printable fall worksheets? This super cute Fall I Spy is a great way to have fun, work on visual discrimination, and work on counting too. This I spy fall printable is great for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten and even first grade and 2nd grdaers. Simply print free fall printables and you are ready to play and learn! Super cute alphabet activity for preschoolers and kindegartnerrs - candy corn phonics puzzles Get outdoors, getting exercise, sunlight, and exploring nature with these FUN, free printable Fall Nature Scavenger Hunt Printables. Students will learn to become observant of the world around them as they enjoy these fall scavenger hunts for toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students.

Fall Activities for Kindergarten

skip counting fall worksheets Free Sticker Addition Math Worksheets If you are looking for a fun, hands-on fall math activity, you are going to love this Candy Corn Math! These free printable Candy Corn Multiplication and candy corn division puzzles make it fun for 3rd and 4th grade students to sneak in some fun math practice during October and November! We love educational activities and free math games to make learning fun! Free Fall Color by Number Worksheets

Fall Math

pumpkin alphabet phonics game parts-of-a-pumpkin-craft-and-free-pumpkin-printables Make practicing reading fun with these super cute, free printable pumpkin Word Family Sliders! Learning to read rhyming words is the first step towards learning to read. This pumpkin printable is perfect for preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and first grade students to make learning fun. Each word family printable has not only the word, but a picture clue too! FREE Pumpkin Math Activity - fun addition math practice for prek, kindergarten, and first graders during October for a pumpkin themed educational activity #pumpkin #addition #kindergarten

Pumpkin Activities for Kids

Amaze your kids with this colorful apple science project! This apple experiment is quick, easy, and the perfect apple activity for kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders. All you need are a 2 simple materials for this apple science experiment that is sure to delight and teach yougn children. Use this apple activities for your upcoming apple theme preschool or as an engaging activities for September. Beginning Sounds Apple Book red apple slime  Really pretty, fun-to-make, EASY apple crafts for kids. Try this fall craft for preschoolers and kindergarten in September.

Apple Activities for Kids

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Deanna

Deanna Hershberger is a work at home mom, coffee obsessed, a diy addict and a Netflix binger. She spends her days playing and making with her daughter and enjoys quiet nights at home with her husband. She shares all of this on her blog Play Dough & Popsicles.

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