Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Children's Art Group: Puffy Paint

Puffy Paint
After constantly wishing there was an alternative to the expensive art classes and camps, I decided to start a local Children's Art Group. With 30 members, some awesome little artists, and enthusiastic parents, we are having a BLAST focusing on process art and projects.

At our 5th meetup with Children's Art Group, we made PUFFY PAINT. We also brought lots of "accessories" such as rice, colored noodles, beans, shells, glitter, q-tips, squeeze bottles, etc.
The kids AND the adults loved it!

thats me! :)

Puffy paint is made by mixing equal parts Flour, Salt, and Water and adding food coloring or tempura paint in desired colors. You can also add glitter! The result is awesome and really fun for kids to work with! It will dry into a raised work of art! For an added element of fun, you can put the puffy paint into squeeze bottles, and because it is so thick, using utensils such as a fork to rake through it to make designs is fun too!

To see our previous art meetups visit The Children's Art Group page at the top of my blog.

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  1. Thank for sharing the recipe! It's on my to do list for tomorrow!

  2. This looks so fun! I was planning on making finger paint tomorrow, but we are definitely doing this instead! Thanks for sharing it.

    P.S. So glad to see you on my reader again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. What fun!! And I LOVE the pictue of the painted hands - so cute! Thanks for linking to TGIF Linky Party.
    Beth =-)

  4. This stuff was amazing! Made it with my 3yr old today and we both had a ton of fun! Thanks for all your great ideas!

  5. Hey... not sure if you have already had this idea but bubble paint makes me think of corn syrup and food coloring. It is fun, edible (a little sticky :) ) but looks great. I will be trying your puffy paint soon. Your website is a life saver for me who has a hard time playing, being creative and having an imagination. I found your site today and we have already tried three of these things... my son is in heaven... me too!!


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