Calling all crafters! For this weeks Tutorial Tuesday, I am sharing with you my recipe for Puffy Paint! This recipe will cost you $0.15 a bottle, a savings of $2.75 a bottle, from commercial blends! Since one of my two majors was Art History, I often spent time while at home, on breaks from college, experimenting with Art mediums, and this was one of my concocting sessions! With so many kiddos soon to be back out of school for the winter holidays in a few short weeks, this would make for an awesome indoor project!
Here’s how I make it:
- 1/2 Cup Flour
- 1/2 Cup Room-Temperature Water
- 1/2 Cup Table Salt
- 4 Drops Food Coloring, per batch
- In a glass bowl, mix the salt and flour together.
- Add the water slowly, whisking it together, be careful not have any lumps.
- Add 3 drops of food coloring to mixture; tempera paint, or natural fruit or vegetable juice, such as beet, mint, spinach, or carrot juice, can be used as well.
- Add contents to a squeeze bottle; I found three-packs of squeeze bottles at the Dollar Tree for $1.00! Use a separate bottle per color.
- Please note, paint will dry with 3 hours, and paint tends to break-up after use in bottles, so when done, clean out bottles after each use.
Here’s to creativity,