Do you love painting projects, but are too impatient to wait for the paint to dry?? These puffy snowflake paintings are a fun open-ended art project that is simple and quick to do — with only 30 seconds drying time!
I love how each one is completely unique, and the kiddos had SO much FUN making painting after painting, experimenting with layers of texture and color!
Inspired by this post at Play at Home, we made our own microwave puffy paint. Here’s how to make your own:
In a bowl, mix equal parts salt and self-rising flour
Add a few drops of food coloring (optional, especially for snow designs.)
Next, add enough water to make it the consistency of pancake batter. Pour into empty dishwashing soap bottles (or something similar).
Invite your child to join in some puffy painting fun!!! (Use thick card stock paper.)
Yay!! But wait —
…there’s more! Place your child’s painting in the microwave for 30 seconds on high (microwave times will vary, of course.) and *poof* — Paint is dry and super-puffy!