This week I had one of the six year olds I nanny for home with me and baby.  I wanted to do a fun craft with her and remembered one I had pinned a long time ago… This craft was easy and fun for both of us!  She loved getting to decide what colors she wanted and helping mix them!

The recipe we used can be found here: http://momscraftyspace.blogspot.com/2012/02/homemade-microwave-puffy-paint.html

It requires 1 cup flour, 3 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. salt, water and a microwave.  You just mix the flour, baking powder and salt and then add water until it makes a pancake batter consistency.  We divided the mixture into 4 zip lock bags and added food coloring to make lavender, lime green, yellow and sherbet orange paint colors. Then we rubber-banded the bags and made a tiny cut at the opposite end  so she could squeeze the paint out- like pastry icing.  After she was done painting we popped it in the microwave for a minute..

Painting a beautiful flower 🙂

I wasn’t able to get any shots of the finished paintings (after the microwave) because my camera died, but if you go to the link above you can see what it looks like!

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