Puff Paint - Bringing back the 90s one craft activity at a time!

Here's an awesome activity for the school holidays!  Re-live your 90s childhood with this DIY Puff Paint! Who else remembers meticulously applying the artwork to your t-shirt using your awesome puff paint pens and then blasting it with your hairdryer to make the paint puff up?! Ahh good times...good times. ;) Well now you can introduce your kids to the wonderful world of puff paint for a fraction of the price. 

What you will need:

  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup water
  • Food colouring  
  • A microwave
  • Cardboard
  • 5 ziplock bags  
  • Scissors

What to do: 

  1. Place flour, salt and water in a bowl and mix until combined. 
  2. Separate mixture into 5 ziplock bags (approx 2 tablespoons per bag). 
  3. Add about 5 drops of food colouring to each bag (I probably could have added more to the red one though as it was quite pale).
  4. Ziplock each bags securely, and then gently massage each bag until the colour is worked through.  Encourage your kids to massage using their fingertips towards the bottom of the bag, rather than squeezing with their whole hand.  Trust me, it's easy to pop the bag open and make a big mess. ;)
Puff Paint Mama Pyjama
Puff Paint Mama Pyjama
Puff Paint Mama Pyjama

5. Squeeze paint mixture into one of the bottom corners of the bag, and carefully snip the corner off.  Try to keep it the hole small so that kids can control the paint coming out easier.

Puff Paint Mama Pyjama
Puff Paint Mama Pyjama
Puff Paint Mama Pyjama
Puff Paint Mama Pyjama
Puff Paint Mama Pyjama
Puff Paint Mama Pyjama

7. Once your design is complete, microwave in 10 sec bursts until paint is puffed up and dry.  Most of our artwork took 2 - 3, 10 sec bursts to dry.

Puff Paint Mama Pyjama