Happy 4th of July!!
We had a wonderful time making Patriotic Puffy Paints today...it would even work well tomorrow if you want a last minute sensory, science experiment-y, patriotic craft! The homemade paints puff up in the microwave as they dry in seconds! Check out the close-up above!
The Simple Supplies:
* construction paper
* black crayon
* 1/4 cup flour
* 1/4 cup salt
* 4 teaspoons baking powder
* 1/2 cup water
* 6-8 drops food coloring
1- Prepare a piece of construction paper or cardboard by drawing a flag outline in black crayon.
3- When you are done painting, cook it in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. The baking powder makes the paints puff--let your children feel the new textures! Mine even had fun "popping" some of the "bubbles!"
Final masterpieces (flags, fireworks, and flowers!):
I may share at any of these parties!