Sunday, December 19, 2010

Puff Paint

 Kids activity...

This is really cool and super quick/easy.  Combine the following in a little bowl:
  • 1 tablespoon **self-raising flour
  • a few little drops of food coloring
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Then add some water to make a nice smooth paste.
Paint away (if you don't have enough paint brushes use cotton buds - they work really well).
Microwave the design on high for 10 - 30 seconds until the paint puffs and it's all nice and dry.  We did ours for 15 seconds.

**Making your own 'self-raising' flour:
  1. Using a dry measure, measure the desired amount of flour into a separate container.
  2. For each cup of all-purpose flour, add 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  3. Mix to combine.


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  2. Such a neat activity! Thanks for sharing!