I recently saw an idea on the Internet for making your own puffy paint at home and just had to give it a go with the kiddies.
We tried two recipes out and found this one from Play at Home Mom worked best.
1/2 cup of flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp salt
food colouring or coloured paint
Put the flour, baking powder and salt into a container and then add some water to make them into a paste. Then add your colouring.
Now get your brushes and have fun - it works well on cardboard :-) Pop it in the microwave for 10 - 30 seconds and voila, puffy paint !
The kiddies loved this and spent ages creating puffy paintings.
Other art that has been happening here which is quite interesting is little Sweetpea's drawings. She has been drawing little people for some time now in quite some detail but she always creates them upside down.
I am not sure how she does it really as it is quite hard to do when you are used to creating them the right way up :-) I am not telling her to create things any differently as this is the way she does it and is happy doing it but it is rather unusual.
This piccy is of her Auntie and Uncle, Mr Sweetpea asked if I had looked in detail at this piccy then I realised she had added some personal anatomy down below lol. When I asked how I knew which was her Uncle she exclaimed 'he has a willy!' - well really :-) They have sad faces because Eldest Sweetpea said she was drawing them the wrong way round and moved the paper round for her - hence smiley faces are showing as sad faces as she draws up-side-down.
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