|FUN|puffy paint pumpkin | LarabeeUK

|FUN|puffy paint pumpkin

We tried making more magic puffy paint for this week's post for you.   Whilst I love 'normal' painting it is nice to use other techniques to introduce a little variety especially now T is getting older.

We've not made puffy paint for a long time and this time used food colouring instead of paint, you can see our original puffy paint post here.

To make our puffy paint you will need

1 part plain flour
1 part salt
Food colouring
Decent quality paper (it needs to be able to hold up to the heavy wet paint)

1. In a bowl, mix everything together adding a little water at a time.

2. This is a great job for little hands to do, although you might want to help at first to try and avoid lumps.

3. I had already drawn the pumpkin outline for T so he filled it in with the paint, making sure there was a decent layer (ours was probably a little too thick in all honesty).

4. When it was finished it was looking fab!

5. Cook in the microwave for bursts of 30 seconds. In total ours took about 4 1/2 minutes to start to dry out.  The edges will go first as you can see in the picture above.

This technique had a unique feel and makes a great addition to our Halloween gallery wall.

I'm planning a nice jolly snowman for our winter activities using this technique.

If you'd like to see all of our Halloween toddler/pre-school activities, you can find them here. For lots more ideas check out our Halloween Pinterest board for inspiration.

 Toddler Approved Tuesday


  1. This is fab. I love seeing peoples crafty post as I am totally hopefless! Karen from Mini Travellers

  2. I've never tried puffy paint before - certainly on our to-do-list now!

  3. I love the idea of puffy paint. So effective on your pumpkin

  4. I have never used (or made) paint in this way before - great idea, love it! #toddlerapprovedtuesday

  5. I must try puffy paint. Looks like so much fun! #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  6. This looks so cool. We haven't tried puffy paint yet but it looks like so much fun. I love the pumpkin idea too. :-D Happy birthday to #toddlerapprovedtuesday too!! xx

  7. This looks so cool and so much fun - my boys would love it! #toddlerapprovedtuesday xx

  8. This looks like such fun! Becky x #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  9. This looks like so much fun, we have never actually done puffy paint. Might have to give it a go! stopping by from #TAT
    Steph | www.raisingemily.net

  10. Looks like a lot of fun! We don't have a microwave but I wonder if it would work in the oven?! #TAT

  11. Why have I still not tried puffy paint!!!!!!!!!!

  12. I really should try puffy paint!! This looks brilliant :) thanks for hosting #todderapprovedtuesday x


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