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Microwave puffy paint

We love puffy paints and they add an interesting element to art works.Have you tried making your own puffy paintyet?Today I’m sharing a fun puffy paint reciepe I first used with Kerri and Ronan for art lessons in 2012.Not only is it a fun art project but can be used as a science experiment to demonstrate how heat changes things.

To make your own you will need :

  • 1 tblsp plain flour
  • 1 tblsp salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 tblsp plus 1 tsp of water
  • food colouring


  • Mix all the ingredients together.
  • Paint onto paper.
  • Put the painting into the microwave for 20 seconds. Do not leave the microwave unattended during that time.
  • Carefully remove the painting and observe the wonderful transformation!

💥Be careful – the paint may be hot when it is removed from the microwave

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Make your own puffy paint

Puffy paint is a great way to add texture to an art project.

To make your own you will need:-

  • Cold glue
  • Shaving cream
  • Food colouring
  • Ziploc bag
  • Scissors


  • Add equal parts cold glue and shaving cream into a container
  • Add a few drops of food colouring and mix well. I like to use a craft stick to mix my paints, so that I can throw it away when done.
  • Store your puffy paint in a ziploc bag or sealed container.

You could also use your ziploc bag as a piping bag by cutting a small piece out of the corner and piping the paint onto paper.