Saturday 28 July 2012

puffy paint revisited

It is a while since we did this so I thought it would be fun to do again. What is good about these types of activities is that Ebi-kun is big enough to do most of the prep work himself now.

What you need:
1 cup flour
3-4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
water to mix
food colour
small bowls to mix in
disposable piping bags
cardboard or paper plates

1. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and add enough water to make a thickish paste.
2. Divide the paste into 4 smaller bowls.
3. Add food colour to each bowl.
4. Pour into piping bags. TIP - put the bag into a bottle or vase, it makes pouring the mixture in SO much easier.

Tie the tops of the piping bags, I used twisty ties and doubled the bag over to make doubly sure it wouldn't leak, then cut the tip off.....paint.

We decorated paper plates. When a plate is finished, pop it in the microwave, we did it at 800W for 30-40 seconds and watch the paint puff up, it has a spongy kind of texture.

Not sure what this is supposed to be but I can see a poodle wearing skates, jumping through a hoop!

Mostly it was abstract work and pretty designs, good way to kill and hour or so! Do you have a favourite time killer, if so please share below.

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  1. That's genius! Great way to entertain a bunch of kids in a scouts' summer camp :) I'll try that soon! :)

  2. We went for a little drive after lunch, solely to get T to have a nap, and then came back and did this - great fun!

    (from K) we did the same as you. We saw how big it got in the oven. I'd like to do it again one day. xxxxxxxx

    1. lots of fun, I have to dig through all the old projects and try them again now ebi-kun is older


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