Make homemade puffy paint using flour, salt and some paint. Load the colored paste into squeeze bottles to use them for your art activities and craft projects.
In a bowl or large container, measure out 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup fine salt and 1 cup water.
Mix the ingredients together until they form a paste that is smooth and free of lumps.
You can adjust the consistency of the paste. If you find it too runny, add some more flour or if it's too thick, add a bit more water.
Divide the mixture into the desired number of color batches.
Add a small dollop of poster paint or tempera paint to each batch.
Mix well until the paste is evenly-colored. Add more paint if you want to achieve a more intense hue.
Make several colors of paste.
Load the colored paste into squeeze bottles (e.g. empty glue bottles).
Use a funnel if the bottle's opening is small. If you mixed your colored paste in paper cups like I did, you can simply squeeze the cup's mouth to create a spout.
Use the colored paste as you would use puffy paint. Check out some crafts you can make in the section below.