- Resources -

Puff Painting

You will need:


  • 1 cup of self-raising flour

  • 1/2 cup of salt

  • ​A few drops of food colouring

  • Water

  • Zip lock bags

  • Thick card



Mix together the self-raising flour and salt. Add a few drops of food colouring and add water until mixture is thick and gloomy. make two or three colours.


​Pour mixture into snap lock bags and seal bag. Cut a tiny hole in corner of the bag so mixture can squeeze out.


Squeeze out puff paint onto thick card and draw picture


Put in microwave for 30 - 40 seconds on high. The puff paint should come out dry and puffed.

Glorious Gloop 

You will need:

  • 2 cups cornflour

  • 1/2 cup of water

  • A few drops of food colouring

  • A large container



Mix together cornflour, water and food colouring. 

Use a sieve to remove clumps in the cornflour before combining with wet elements. 

The mixture should be runny and sticky.

Best done outdoors on a sunny day!

Cloud Dough

You will need:

  • 8 cups of flour

  • ​1/2 cup of baby oil

  • A large container



Mix together the flour and baby oil using your hands.


The mixture should be firm enough to mould shapes or make cloud dough castles with using cups and small containers.

Mini Volcanoes 

You will need:

  • Baking soda

  • White wine vinegar

  • Food colouring

  • 4 plastic cups

  • A eye-dropper

  • ​An oven tray




Pour the white wine vinegar into the four cups (fill up about half way). Add a few drops of food colouring into each cup.


Make some mountains of baking soda on the oven tray.


​Use the eye-dropper to suck up the vinegar and drop onto baking soda.


Watch the mini volcanoes fizz. Continue process until baking soda has disappeared.

Recipe courtesy of BabbleDabbleDo.com

Rainbow Wizard's Brew

You Will Need:

  • Baking Soda

  • Liquid Watercolours​ or Food colouring

  • Glitter

  • Dishsoap

  • Vinegar

  • Glass jar

  • Small plastic containers

  • Tray



Fill the jar halfway with vinegar, then add a few drops of one colour of liquid watercolour/food colouring and some glitter. Squeeze in some dish soap, stir, and place the jar on a tray. Now have your child add in a heaping teaspoon of baking soda, stir again, and watch the foaming begin! The soap makes it foam rather than fizz. To keep the reaction going continue adding baking soda and vinegar when the foam starts to slow. To make it change colours, add a tablespoon of vinegar mixed with one colour of liquid watercolour/food colouring every so often. Make sure to dump the coloured vinegar into the center of the brew.

Tip: Stir It! The more you stir the mixture, the faster and crazier the reaction! 

See how its made by watching the video

Feeling Crafty?
Send through your favourite messy play activities & have them featured on our Website!
  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • Instagram - Black Circle
  • Pinterest - Black Circle
  • Google Places - Black Circle
  • LinkedIn - Black Circle

Copyright of Red Robin Nanny Agency Ltd. 2018 | Articles