Puffy Paint Heart

Puffy paint is always a fun activity, especially when you mix it up yourself! And a heart is a simple shape for all children to manage. Of course you can use this technique to make all sorts of paintings...

Puffy Paint Heart

You will need:

A blank greetings card
Flour
Bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
Salt
Red food colouring

Instructions:

Mix together a cup of flour, 2 tablespoons of bicarbonate of soda and a teaspoon of salt.  Add the red food colouring and mix in enough water until you get a smooth paste.

Use a lolly stick or a spoon (or even your fingers) to spread the mixture onto your card in a heart shape. For younger children you could draw a heart shape on the card for them to fill in with puffy paint.

Sam "drawing" his heart in puffy paint
Sam "drawing" his heart with a teaspoon in puffy paint

Ready for the microwave
Ready for the microwave...

Microwave for 30 seconds to see the paint puff up!

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