Grownup Gripes: You know those expensive toys you buy for your kids or grandkids that hardly get any play; here’s a free project you can do anytime they will love and it will keep them busy for hours.
This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday and if you’re anywhere nearby it’s freezing cold outside.
Since we’re stuck inside the kids are bouncing off the walls so this is an easy project for them to do.
Older kids can easily do this or prep bags then let the littles add the food coloring and mix the bags.
Push play below to see how easy this is to prep.
One caveat, it’s messy but you can contain it so you’ll have to contain your OCD for this one lol.
To help with cleanup use old cookie trays, parchment or butcher paper and paper plates.
Then look in your pantry for flour, baking powder and food coloring-your palette is wide open.
Use plates, bags, card stock…anything thick enough to hold the weight of the pantry paint.
You’re going to microwave the final product which I particularly liked since it’s immediately dry.
There was no wet paint to set out to dry and the clean up was super easy with the paper down.
Pantry Puffy Paint Ingredients
1/2 cup of flour
1 cup of water
2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder
Simply add all the ingredients and mix well until the mixture is the consistency of pancake batter. Pour the water in in batches to help with spillage.
My kids are small so I got everything set and took a measuring cup to scoop the “paint” into bags.
Once in the bags, I held them open and they dropped in their food coloring choices and mixed.
They loved this fun sensory activity!
Once all mixed, cut a tiny corner off the bag and have at it. Just use plates to hold the messy bags.
When they complete their little projects, pop in the microwave for 30-45 seconds depending on how much print coverage and voila it’s complete.
So don’t go waste tons of money on stupid projects they won’t know how to put together.
Ok it’s not Picasso’s best work but the point is it’s cheap, easy and will go a long way with the kids!
No matter what age they are, they will enjoy this super easy project anytime as you can switch it up depending on what holiday it is…four leaf clovers, Easter eggs, Christmas trees, flags, etc.
Have at it, your children will love time together.
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