Toddlers love to paint, but they will have never seen anything like this before. This paint has special ingredients that make it expand before your very eyes…

What you need

1 tablespoon self-raising flour

1 tablespoon of salt

Food colourings

Empty yoghurt pots

Cardboard

A microwave

Benefits

Develops hand eye coordination and flexibility

Creative stimulation, colours, learning by example

And don’t forget, the everyday things you do together make a big difference and can help your child to grow up healthier and happier.

How long will it take?

1 hr

What to do

  1. Mix the flour and salt with a little bit of cold water and stir until it becomes a smooth paste. Then add the mixture to some yoghurt pots together with different food colourings.
  2. Now it’s time for your little Van Gogh to do some finger painting on the cardboard. When it’s done, pop the picture in the microwave on a high setting for about 10 seconds and the paint puffs up. A masterpiece in minutes.

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