Melissa Goodsell put up a tutorial for this easy and safe puff paint for children using flour, food coloring, and a microwave.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • Jill

    We’ve used Melissa’s puffy paint recipe and love it! It makes a great activity to do when kids are over for a play date. It’s easy and you have all the materials right in your kitchen. Plus the kids are intrigued to see what the pictures look like after they’ve been cooked. It’s a fun project!

  • Kate

    We’ve just tried this also and it’s fabulous!