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Homemade Microwave Puffy Paint!

Looking for a fun activity to do with your kids? Homemade Microwave Puffy Paint is cost effective and easy to do, most importantly it’s EARTH friendly.

You need:

  1. one cup of flour

  2. 3 teaspoons of baking powder,

  3. 1 teaspoon of salt

Mix it all together with enough water to make the consistency like a pancake batter. Divide your mix into four parts and put them into snack size Ziploc baggies along with some food coloring. Then start squishing the bag to mix the color(s).

If you’re a baker this will be easy, even if you’re not, it’s still easy! Rubber band the baggies as if you were icing a cake and snip off the smallest bit of the tip.

Viola, you’re ready to start painting! Now when you’ve created you’re masterpiece, take it and pop it into the microwave for 30 seconds and watch the paint puff up, enjoy!

While you’re creating your magic paint make sure to have you AppleTV on to watch, “HERE WE ARE.”

In celebration of Earth Day, “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth” is now streaming on Apple TV+.Lending their voices to the animated Earth Day short film are Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning Meryl Streep, Emmy Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated Chris O’Dowd (“Girls,” “State of the Union”), SAG Award nominee and Critics' Choice Award-winning Jacob Tremblay (“Room,” “Wonder”) and Oscar nominee Ruth Negga (“Loving,” “Ad Astra”).

This captivating animated film, based on the No. 1 New York Times Bestseller and 2017’s No. 1 TIME Best Book of the Year, follows a precocious 7-year-old (voiced by Tremblay) who, over the course of Earth Day, learns about the wonders of the planet from his parents (voiced by O’Dowd and Negga) — and from a mysterious exhibit at the aptly titled Museum of Everything. The insightful and poignant short film is narrated by Streep.

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