I didn't have any self-rising flour, but I made it by adding 1 1/2 tsp baking powder & 1/2tsp salt to 1 cup of all purpose flour (I've stored the excess away to use the next time we do this, because there will be a next time!!).
And after they were "puffi-fied" - you can see how the amount of paint makes a difference to the final texture & puffiness.
2) A paintbrush works better than a Q-tip for painting, fingers work too.
3) Thicker paper or cardstock is better than regular printer paper, because you have to make sure you have
enough paint for it to puff up - which makes the paper kind of soggy
4) You need to make sure your paper is small enough to fit in your microwave!!
5) Getting just the right amount of paint is good - too little & it doesn't really puff, too much and some of it is
still soggy coming out of the microwave.
6) It's a fun lesson in texture differences :) Both kids had to touch the wet paint (it feels different from regular
paint apparently), and then feel the puffiness of the completed pictures.
7) Your toddler will eat this - both "raw" and "cooked" and that's actually not something to worry too
much about :)
30 day 30 post challenge over at Peanuts Are Evil, still going strong.