Microwave Puff Paint

I found this fun craft on One Crafty Mumma’s blog, which was quick, easy, and fun to do for a cold, rainy day like today.


  • Self -raising flour
  • Food coloring
  • Salt
  • Cardboard (I used a cereal box)
  • Q-Tips (or paint brushes)


Combine the following in a little bowl:

  • 1 tablespoon self-raising flour
  • a few little drops of food coloring
  • 1 tablespoon salt


Then add some water to make a nice smooth paste.  Paint away on a nice thick sheet of cardboard with either paint brushes or Q-Tips.



Microwave the design on high for 10 – 30 seconds until the paint puffs and it’s all nice and dry.  We did ours for 30 seconds.