|All our supplies and one eager little boy|
The little guy stirred the colors up.
And then I let him create his masterpieces. I used the back of a cereal box. The paint is thick so I don't know how well it would work with thinner paper.
Once he was finished, we moved the piece of paper to the microwave. We microwaved in 15 second intervals. Most of our pictures only needed 15 seconds. Once hardened and cooled, Logan had a lot of fun feeling his paintings. He declared them, "my bumpy paintings" and immediately hung them on the refrigerator.
Of course, I had to join in on the fun. I created one with his name. This activity would have been fantastic for when I was teaching special education. I think this would be a great way to incorporate a multi-sensory approach to practicing some of those commonly misspelled sight words for older kids.
Have you ever made puffy paint? If not, I definitely recommend giving it a try!