Puffy paint is always a big hit with children. It is fun and different. To save the cost of the small containers at the store, you can make your own puffy paint. The best thing about making your own, besides the lower cost, is the amount you can make for a large group of children like a classroom, girl scout troop or just having friends over to the house. Start out by collecting bottles that can squeeze out paint, like mustard bottles or used paint bottles that are empty. You can also buy the bottles at the store that have not been used. For some strange reason my children have an aversion to mustard and I know they will not want to use paint from a used mustard bottle. If you prefer to use a paintbrush to use the puffy paint that would work also. This paint will dry super shiny and will rise. This will be a hit with the children.
You will need:
Mix equal parts of all the materials except the food coloring. Pour into separate cups. add the desired color of food coloring and mix well. You can then have the children paint with paintbrushes from the cup, or you can our the paint into separate squeezable containers.
This recipe is easy for the children to make their very own paint. Anytime children can make their own craft stuff to use is a great accomplishment. Another advantage of this easy recipe is that little hands can help even if they stick their curious little fingers in their mouth. The paint is non-toxic. I have not stored any of this paint, so I will have to update the post when I get the chance to see how well and long this puffy paint will store. Please feel free to let me know if you figure it out!