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How to make homemade microwave puffy paint

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how to make homemade microwave puffy paint

Weekends are the perfect time to grab the kids and get crafty! Why not try to make DIY paint that puffs up in the microwave? Sounds like a sure-fire hit to us! We saw this idea on YouTube a little while ago and filed away for a fun Saturday project.

What you need

  • One cup of flour
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • Water

How to make it

  1. Place the flour in a mixing bowl and add 3 teaspoons of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of salt and enough water to make it the consistency of pancake batter.
  2. Divide the mixture into four parts and put them into snack-size Ziploc baggies along with some food colouring.
  3. Rubber band the baggies like you would if you were icing a cake and snip off the teeniest little bit of the tip.
  4. Paint away! When you’re finished, pop the painting into the microwave for 30-45 seconds and watch the paint puff up and grow!