I found a recipe for Homemade Puffy Paint on Pinterest by Learn – Play – Imagine. Here is a link to the website.
1 cup flour
1 cup salt
1/2 to 3/4 cup water (I used 1 cup water)
Food coloring of choice
Mix all the ingredients together until the desired paint consistency is achieved. Separate into bowls and add desired food coloring. Mix well, then pour into storage bottles (I used those ketchup/mustard type bottles). I would have preferred using white ones but did not find them at the store where I bought those.
NB: If the paint has too much water and is too thin, it just wets the paper and makes it soggy. If it is too thick, it would not sieve through the bottles easily.
Below are the photos of my toddler’s creations. Busy at work – she really enjoys painting with any kind of paint.
Some are puffy.
The dried effect (below)
Some are thin.
In these photos, she painted one page and then closed the book. When we opened it again, the paint, of course, had smeared on the opposite page, creating the same image but just on the opposite side.
The label on the bottles show the name of the paint, the ingredients, and the colors.
Look how beautiful it looks when it dries (below).
And others are somewhere in the middle. Look how cute that it!