Puffy Paint Recipe

3 Oct

This will probably be the shortest post ever from Club Creative Studio.  In today’s TNT (This-N-That) post, I want to share a creative recipe for “puffy paint”.  The ingredients are from the kitchen. Before you gather your mixing supplies, take some time to also recycle and collect the containers you wish to place your “paint” in.

Take time to clean out your recycled containers for this project.

Any recycled plastic bottle that is also a squeeze-type container will work the best. Those plastics from items like emptied shampoo, dish soap, syrup, ketchup. mustard, honey, salad dressings and oil containers, will work fine, for example.  Take note of the variety of lid tips because this mixture will be thick yet you want it to flow easily out of the tip of the container you place the paint in.

Try it for a fun, different and inexpensive project.  It may be exactly what you are looking for in price, texture and technique.

Here is an example of how you can focus this technique on a fall decorative creation.

Try a simple, yet striking design like Elsie Larson’s idea from the site Beautiful Mess blog or a more complex design.

Puffy Paint Recipe:

1 Cup Salt

1 Cup Flour

1 Cup Water

Food Coloring

Mix well, you really don’t want large lumps to form and you want it to flow out of your container tip. Have fun creating with this low-cost activity.

5 Responses to “Puffy Paint Recipe”

  1. Theresa Leone October 7, 2012 at 2:55 PM #

    Thanks it does. Thanks agaain for all your creative sharing!

  2. clubcreativestudio October 7, 2012 at 2:01 AM #

    Terri, Thanks for stopping by. I did not use this recipe on a pumpkin (real or plastic) but, the blogger from the site a Beautiful Mess did. I would say for sure that this “paint” is not a fabric paint and that it would be great for non-pourous surfaces. I know for sure that it is fun for kids to explore on paper and they love the squeeze containers as well. Hope this clarifies and helps.

  3. Theresa Leone October 6, 2012 at 4:18 PM #

    Thanks for your various creative tips. This “puffy paint” sounds neat! it looks like it was used on a real pumpkin from the picture. you forgot to advise on which “media” we can use this “paint”. Is it meant for nonporous surfaces only?

    Thanks again!
    Avid reader – Terri L.


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