Friday, January 25, 2013

Kid Craft Failure: The not so PUFFY paint.

Puffy Paint Failure

I share the good, the bad, the successes, and the failures here. This week our Kid Craft was a HUGE failure. Seriously. Have you seen the picture of the Cookie Monster Cupcake pin on Pinterest where the original pin is super cute and then the attempt to make the pin was a disaster… that was this week’s craft.

This goal of this week’s kid craft was to work with texture and have some creative freedom. The kiddos and I got crafty in the kitchen with some ingredients and *poof* we made paint! But not just any old paint would do. Nope, we attempted to make our very own puffy paint. It did not puff. This craft we will need to be attempted again with some major alterations to the recipe.

I got this craft recipe off of Pinterest - as several posts had the ingredients of 1 cup flour, 1 cup salt, and 1 cup water listed as the correct puffy paint mixture. Silly me, this is the recipe we used to try and make out puffy paint. DO NOT USE THIS RECIPE IF YOU ACTUALLY WANT YOUR PUFFY PAINT TO PUFF. Our paint came out soupy and grainy.

Kid Craft Puffy Paint

Kid Craft Puffy Paint

I was very into the presentation and the idea of using old school ketchup and mustard containers to hold our paint. These containers were less than a dollar a piece at Walmart and I am sure you would be able to locate them at other craft stores like Joann Fabrics, Michael’s, or Hobby Lobby. I just happened to find them on the cheap at Walmart. Since the paint itself turned out to be such a dud, the squeezing of the paint containers was what turned out to be fun for my children. They really liked squeezing those bottles.

Have you made puffy paint at home? If so, HOW did you make successful puffy paint?

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