Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Puff Paint - Magic in the Microwave

We are still working through book 150 + Screen Free Activities for Kids by Asia Citro.

Here's our version of her Magic Expanding Paint.

I got organised on this one, which in itself spiked the interest of my kids as I got things out without telling them what we were doing.

I had a bowl for each of them, a spoon, measuring cups and spoons and all the ingredients.

And then I told them what they needed in there bowl.

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • and they each picked a colour

They stirred away which for Miss 2 meant using her hands a lot.

Then we put the paint into icing bags as we didn't have zip lock bags or squeeze bottles

And squeezed them onto paper.

Then we popped our pictures into the microwave at 15 second intervals and watched the magic happen.

And our masterpieces we not only fun to look at but fascinating to touch

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