I love creating homemade paint recipes. With all of the apple scented fun we've been having lately I decided to combine apple scents with our puffy paint recipe.
Homemade Paint Recipe - Apple Scented Puffy Paint
I'm back with another apple scented paint recipe! I have to admit I think I might be a little obsessed with apple scents. We just been having the best time with apple recipes to play this fall. From apple pie dough, erupting apple sidewalk chalk paint, and apple scented quick paints to candy apple rice, apple playdough for fall and apple scented soap foam, we just can't get enough apples! We always have a batch of no cook puffy paint on hand, so when we used up our last batch I immediately knew that I wanted to make candy apple puffy paint. I'm so glad I did, because the paint smelled incredible.
How to Make Candy Apple Puffy Paint
Directions: To make the puffy paints I poured the ingredients to a ziploc baggie, one baggie for each color. I used 1/3 cup of flour, 1/3 cup of salt, and 1/3 cup of water for each batch. You can easily modify the recipe for the quantity you want by using equal parts of those three ingredients. Add the flour and salt first. Then add the color and scent. The flavors and colors I made were candy apple red, apple cinnamon green, golden delicious yellow (scent free), and caramel brown. Due to the white base of the paint recipe I used quite a bit of color for each batch.
I squeezed the bags well to get all of the lumps out and to mix the ingredients well. Lumps of flour can clog the squeezy bottles. If this happens, simple remove the lid and rinse it under warm water to clear the blockage. By mixing in ziploc baggies I am able to avoid lumps. Once mixed well I cut the corner of each bag and add to the squeezy bottles. The bottles I use are small, so I need a funnel to help get the paint inside. With standard bottles you should be able to pour directly from the ziploc bags into the squeezy bottles.
I say this every time I write about homemade puffy paint, but it is always worth mentioning. Kids love to paint with squeezy bottles, and the muscles used to squeeze are the muscles needed for writing. By painting with squeezy bottles, children are building fine motor skills all while having fun!
I love watching Peanut (26 months) focus while he creates.
JZ (6) thought it was cool to squeeze two bottles at once and create identical designs in two colors.
J-Bug (4) is my storyteller. He tells me tall tales while squeezing the paint. He paints and paints while making up stories with strong plots and characters. It's really quite amazing. I love listening to him.
One of my favorite things about painting with my boys is watching them create together and individually at the same time.
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