Sensory learning activity for kids.


  • 2 tbs self raising flour
  • 1 tbs salt
  • 2 tbs water
  • 6 drops food colouring - depending on depth of colour desired


  1. Mix all together. You may need a little less or more water. Make it the consistency of yoghurt.
  2. Paint away. Once the masterpieces are finished, microwave for 30 seconds. PUFF!

Notes... I noticed my 22mo was hesitating and then putting the cotton bud into the correct colours. He was learning recognition of colours.

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    • 15 Apr 2014
      5:46 pm

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  • This will be a great holiday project


  • Omg. I wish I knew about this before. All of these wasted opportunities! Looking forward to this one


  • How cool is this? I didn’t realise it was so easy to make puffy paint.


  • Must try this…. thanx for sharing


  • Thanks for this we made it and the kids had a ball!


  • Amazing. New to me. Love that it puffs after. I’m so using this one


  • will give a try.. great idea


  • Thanks for sharing. We did this activity during the last school holidays and the kids loved it. It was the first time we had done it.


  • A great idea that the kids can have alot of fun with,thanks!


  • Fab idea, haven’t thought of puffy paint since I was little.


  • So more economical than buying it commercially made.


  • Puffy paint = fun. Thank you so much for sharing how to make this.


  • loved this, thanks! a biit messy but kid had a ball


  • never heard of this! will try tomorrow!!


  • So simple! Now I can make puffy paint rather than buying it, which is usually expensive. My kids will be very pleased! Thanks for sharing!


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