If you're in the market for some messy fun, puffy paint may be just the thing for you!
The recipe is simple- just mix equal parts flour, water and salt plus a few drops of food coloring. I used a cup of each for five bags of paint. Then I put the paint into pastry bags I had in the cabinet, but plastic baggies with the ends cut would work just fine.
We did ours outside because... um... toddlers.
With kids a bit older the kitchen table would be okay :)