Puffy Paint

by Kristy Tan


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

Skill Level: Intermediate

Suitable For: 5 - 6 years old

Estimated Time: > 30 mins

Environment: Indoors

Learning Framework

  • 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.


Step 1

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

Step 3

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

Let your child create drawings using the sauce bottles.

  • Flour

  • Food colouring

  • Water

  • Food decorating pen

  • Salt

  • Spoon

Step 2

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

Step 4

Repeat Steps 1 to 3 with different colours.

Step 6

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

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