Microwave Puffy Paint

This was one of the coolest surprises all year. I found this recipe on the Steve Spangler website.  This stuff is so easy and so much fun!!! 
Microwave Puffy Paint 


Materials: 
self-rising flour
water
salt
food coloring
Steps: 
Combine 1 tbsp. self-rising flour + 1 tbsp. salt + food coloring + enough water for a thin paste
Make as many colors as you want!
Paint using Q-tips on stiff paper.  Microwave for 20 seconds.
Let the paper cool before handling.  
I COULD NOT stop touching it! It was so fun!  After its in the microwave its not liquid any more so you can feel it!
Here’s some that we did: 
you can really see how puffy it is

Less than 2 weeks till back to school time!  Where has summer gone?

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  1. Miss Pasqua on August 1, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Very cool idea! Thanks 🙂

  2. FourthGrade Flipper on August 3, 2012 at 2:13 am

    My daughter's preK teacher used this a lot. Love it! I am your newest follower. Stop by my blog if you get a chance and enter my giveaway:)
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  3. Julie Sawyer on August 4, 2012 at 11:51 am

    I did this w/ my 3rd graders last year and they loved it!

    Julie
    Math is Elementary

  4. A Teacher Without a Class on August 4, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Awesome. I can't wait to try it!

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