Microwave Puffy Paint

  • 4 Tbsp self rising flour
  • a few drops of food coloring or liquid watercolors
  • 4 Tbsp salt

Add water to make a smooth paste. 


  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • food coloring
Add water to make a smooth paste.  
Paint on cut-out cardboard squares.  After you have created your design, microwave on high for 10 – 30 seconds until the paint puffs and it’s all nice and dry.  We did ours for 30 seconds.

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10 Responses to Microwave Puffy Paint

  1. JMS says:

    I am new to following your blog and I just love it! I’m a new SLP and I can’t wait to incorporate these ideas into therapy as well as keep them in my back pocket for my own kiddos :)

    Keep up the awesome ideas and thanks for being so inspiring!!

  2. Erin says:

    We microwaved the paintings… not nearly as fun! Somehow I missed the microwave first step! It was still fun, but this would be more fun!

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