Puffy Paint

Theme Icon

Learning Framework?

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social

Endorsed by

WHAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN

  • Physical - Eye-hand coordination and fine motor skill, palmar grasp.
  • Intellectual - Children can decide on a thing they want to observe before creating it, or they can explore by having free expression. Comparison and idenitifying similarities and differences.
  • Emotional - It will build up the children's confidence as well as their engagement in one activity.
  • Social - They can present their artwork to the family members or friends.
#Scienceofplay35

Create 3D artworks and drawings that pop with readily available materials.
Skill Level
Intermediate
Suitable for
5-6 years old
Estimated time
> 30 mins
Environment
Indoors

What You Will Need

  • Flour
  • Food colouring
  • Water
  • Food decorating pen
  • Salt
  • Spoon

Step 1

puffy_paint_01

Gather the materials.

Step 2

puffy_paint_02

Using a spoon, mix 1 cup of flour with 1/4 tablespoon of salt and 1/2 cup of water.

Step 3

puffy_paint_03

Add a few drops of food colouring. Stir until the colouring is evenly spread out.

Step 4

puffy_paint_04

Pour the mixture into the sauce bottle and squeeze the mixture out. The mixture should flow smoothly and be neither too watery or too thick. Adjust the amount of flour or water to achieve the right consistency.

Step 5

puffy_paint_05

Repeat Steps 2 to 4 with different colours.

Step 6

puffy_paint_06

Let your child create drawings using the sauce bottles.

Step 7

puffy_paint_07

When they are done, leave the artwork aside to dry.

          Related Tags

Ask the Kids

Why do you think this paint is puffy and the normal paint is not?

If you like, share what your kids answered in the comments below