Puffy Paint

by Kristy Tan

WHAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN

  • Physical - Eye-hand coordination and fine motor skill, palmar grasp.

  • Intellectual - Children can decide on a thing they want to observe before creating it, or they can explore by having free expression. Comparison and idenitifying similarities and differences.

  • Emotional - It will build up the children's confidence as well as their engagement in one activity.

  • Social - They can present their artwork to the family members or friends.

Learning Framework?

  • Physical

  • Intellectual

  • Emotional

  • Social

SKILL LEVEL:

Intermediate

SUITABLE FOR:

5-6 years old

ESTIMATED TIME:

> 30 mins

ENVIRONMENT:

Indoors

What You Will Need

  • Flour

  • Food colouring

  • Water

  • Food decorating pen

  • Salt

  • Spoon

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Create 3D artworks and drawings that pop with readily available materials.

Step 1

Gather the materials.

Step 2

Using a spoon, mix 1 cup of flour with 1/4 tablespoon of salt and 1/2 cup of water.

Step 3

Add a few drops of food colouring. Stir until the colouring is evenly spread out.

Step 4

Pour the mixture into the sauce bottle and squeeze the mixture out. The mixture should flow smoothly and be neither too watery or too thick. Adjust the amount of flour or water to achieve the right consistency.

Step 5

Repeat Steps 2 to 4 with different colours.

Step 6

Let your child create drawings using the sauce bottles.

Step 7

When they are done, leave the artwork aside to dry.

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