Homemade puffy paint! This would be a fun activity to do when you are talking about the rainbow. You could even incorporate Roy G. Biv (from Reading Rainbow – if you remember that from school). If you are doing a unit on the rain cycle, you could use this activity when you get to what causes a rainbow, or just for fun!
One squeeze bottle for each color – old ketchup bottles would work just perfectly
One Cup Salt
One Cup Flour
One Cup Water
Food Coloring – Tempra Paints works well too
Construction Paper – or whatever paper you would like to use your puffy paint on
Put the salt, flour, water and a good squirt of food coloring into the squeeze bottle. Shake the bottle to mix ingredients, and have fun! I would advise to make this before class, rather than having the class make their own.
Appropriate Age Level:
I think this would be fun to do by myself, but in a school I would say to do it in the middle levels. It would be really fun to with a first or second grade level to do a unit on the rain cycle, then paint one with the puffy paint.