Make your own puffy paint with the kids, they'll love to watch their paintings magically puff up!
Approximate Time: 15-20 minutes
Then add your food coloring.
You can use paint brushes or cotton swabs to paint onto the cardboard. Make sure you brush the paint on thick so that it will puff up when you're done.
Once you are finished painting place the cardboard picture in the microwave for 5-10 seconds.
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To make a batch of puffy paint, simply mix equal parts of shaving cream and Elmer's glue. Add food coloring, a few drops at a time, until you get the desired color.
To make dimensional paint, you'll need 1/2 cup salt, 1/2 cup flour, 1/4-1/2 cup water and food coloring. In a small bowl, mix the salt and flour. Start out by adding 1/4 c. water and stir well.