Yesterday we made homemade puffy paint. We got the idea from this website which is a great resource for fun things to do with your kids that make ordinary days special. It's number 9 on the list. (We also got the idea to howl at the moon from this website. My boys love to do that. It's free and easy and fun. The next full moon is in 2 days. Let your kids go wild!). Now, back to our art.
The directions call for painting on heavy cardboard. I improvised and used heavy paper plates. The kind that are paper, not Styrofoam. That is important because you are going to be microwaving your masterpieces.