If your child is used to painting, and then you mention that you’re going to put their artwork in the microwave – their expression is a rather priceless mixture of wonder and disbelief. So here is how we painted with microwave puffy paint.
This the recipe that I used:
- 1/4 cup self-rising flour
- 1/4 cup salt (I’ve tried pickling salt and regular salt, both work well)
- Food colouring (optional)
I made this paint in advance of the activity, and found that after about 3-4 hours the mixture still worked fine. After that it started to harden up in the container, but it may well still work OK with a little added water.