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Summer activity- Puffy Rainbow Painting

Today is holiday here in UAE. It’s a first day of Eid which means we will have a long weekend.

Now, for the artsy activity we did this morning. We tried to make homemade puffy paint.
I’ve been wanting to make Puffy paint for a while now so when little A mentioned that he wanted us to make a rainbow painting, I knew that this will be the best time to do it.
I wanted to keep the surprise element for the moment but he was so excited to help.Why not! this will be a great color exploration and a good example of sensory skills.

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Making Puffy Paint is easy peasy and the result – not just fun, beautiful but also colorful.
All the ingredients are generally available in every kitchen.
Out of one batch, I intended to make six portions in six different colors.
I set aside two cups of flour in a bowl. Mixed five teaspoons baking powder and two teaspoon salt. To this I added enough water so as to get a thick pouring consistency.
We divided our mix into six parts and put them into Ziploc baggies along with some food coloring. Part of the fun was squishing it all around to mix up the colors!

20130808-144447.jpgRubber band the baggies like you would if you were icing a cake and cut little bit of the tip.

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Paint away! When you’re finished, pop the painting into the microwave for 30-45 seconds and watch the paint puff up and grow – such fun!

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We still have plenty of paint leftover that we can still use this afternoon.
Nothing beats cheap entertainment, especially with some fine motor skills practice and a dash of sensory skills.

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