Sunday, June 24, 2012

DIY your own Puffy Paint!


I have always liked making our own paint. The colours are bright and the process fun. If you are concerned about cleaning, all you can do is to lay newspapers on the floor and then throw it all away after the session. Or, you can rear a dog or 2 like me that moonlight as a vacuum cleaner. Works everytime. :)

I used the recipe from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas. Here's to share:

Puffy Paint Recipe:

- 1 cup flour
- 2 tbsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp salt


Step 1: Mix all the above inside and add water to get the texture of pancake batter
Below pic: The "ingredients" and the final mix




Step 2: Portion out and mix in the food colouring you like
Below pic: Adding in the colours with Food Colouring (Here I made beige, blue, green and yellow)



Step 3: Put the mix into bottles
(Pic below: I use some of the bottles which we have for baking but you can get some from the local NTUC supermarkets at about $1 each)



Step 4: Off to paint we go!
Pic below: We used some old book depository packaging which we have kept for craft




Step 5: Bake it!
(We set it at 190 degrees celsius for about 3 - 4 mins. But we checked on it periodically)
Pic below: Before baking - note how the paint was not runny? This is the beauty of Puffy Paint!



Step 6: Leave it to cool!
Pic below: The paint dried up but it did not lose its "puffiness", giving the pictures on the card more depth and dimension. :)



6 comments:

  1. This is a pretty cool and yet fuss-free craft idea! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. You are welcome June. Lay newspapers on the floor and table you are doing it on and when done, it's fold and throw. We made this half a week ago and she's still asking for them :) With the usage of bottles to 'paint', it is also easier for the little ones to paint with. Hope Vera enjoys it! :)

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  3. Ohhhhh fun! I did this when Poppy was too young to appreciate it, and just used little plastic bags with their ends snipped off. Plastic bottles are such a good idea! And the baking! Woot! Super cool! I can't wait to try them!!! Thank you for sharing

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    1. Hi Adora, I did fiddle with the thought of using bags just like 'piping bags' but I thought it was hard for them. So yes, the bottles were really good.

      When buying, get Poppy to test squeeze coz some are too hard. :)

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  4. Love this idea! Will try it out soon! ;)

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    1. Post up pics to share my dear! :) Have fun!

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