There are a lot of recipes out there for puffy paint that require a microwave, but I managed to find one from the Artful Parent that doesn’t require a microwave at all. We decided to try it out for our puffy paint cards for Mothering Sunday.
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For your puffy paint cards you will need:
- 3 cups of shaving foam
- 1 cup PVA glue
- 1 cup flour
- Food colouring
- Stiff paper
- Zip lock bags
Combine the shaving foam, PVA glue and flour. Mix together, but don’t over mix it as you need the air bubbles to stay inside.
Divide your mixture into different bowls and add the colouring. Once it is all mixed, then spoon it into some zip lock bags, seal and then cut the corner off so that you can use it as a piping bag.
Let your little ones create their master pieces and then leave to dry over night.
YC and EC loved everything about this craft, from the making it together (and pretending it was ice cream), to realising that we were going to use the zip lock bags to pipe it out like icing, to making cool pictures with it. They said it was one of the coolest crafts that they have done and definitely want to do it again soon.
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