easy art projects for kids!Want to know how to make homemade puffy paint? It is easy to make yourself or better yet show your kiddos how to mix up this super simple DIY puffy paint recipe. Kids will love the texture of this puffy paint with shaving cream, and this recipe makes for a fantastic and sensory-rich art experience for kids of all ages. We love
HOW TO MAKE PUFFY PAINT
WHAT IS PUFFY PAINTPuffy paint is a light and textured homemade paint that kids are sure to love! Only a few simple ingredients, shaving cream and glue, are needed to make puffy paint. Get creative with homemade shaving cream paint the kids will love to mix up with you. From a glow in the dark moon to shivery snow puffy paint, we have lots of fun puffy paint ideas. Our art activities are designed with you, the parent or teacher, in mind! Easy to set up, quick to do, most activities will take only 15 to 30 minutes to complete and are heaps of fun! Plus, our supplies lists usually contain only free or cheap materials you can source from home! Find out how to make your own puffy paint below with our easy puffy paint recipe. Let’s get started! Have extra shaving cream left? You will want to try our amazing fluffy slime recipe!
PUFFY PAINT IDEASOnce you have mixed up your puffy paint here are a few things you can do with it.
HOW LONG DOES PUFFY PAINT LASTHomemade puffy paint will last for about 5 days. After that the shaving foam will lose its puffiness and the texture of your mixture will change. One way to store your puffy paint is in small plastic containers with lids, like what we use for storing homemade slime. Or you can even store your puffy paint in ziplock bags. Add tape if you are concerned that the kids will squeeze them open.
HOW TO GET PUFFY PAINT OUT OF CLOTHESGet puffy paint on clothes? No worries, homemade puffy paint will wash off clothes easily with water!
HOW LONG DOES PUFFY PAINT TAKE TO DRYA thin layer of puffy paint generally takes about 4 hours to dry. If the paint is thicker, it will take 24 to 36 hours to dry.
PUFFY PAINT RECIPEWant to make more homemade paint? From flour paint to edible paint, check out all the easy ways you can make paint for kids.
YOU WILL NEED:
- 1 cup glue
- 1 to 2 cups shaving cream (not gel), depending on how fluffy you want the paint
- Food coloring (for color), optional
- Essential oils (for fragrance), optional
- Glitter (for sparkle), optional
- Construction paper or cardstock
HOW TO MAKE PUFFY PAINTSTEP 1. In a large bowl, whisk together glue and shaving cream until combined. STEP 2. If desired, add food coloring, essential oil, or glitter and stir to distribute. Tip: If you want to make a few different colors, put some puffy paint in small containers and then add a few drops of food coloring and mix with a small spoon or Popsicle stick. STEP 3. Your homemade puffy paint is now ready to use. Painting with homemade puffy paint is a fun project for kids as young as toddler age and all the way up to teens. Do note though puffy paint is NOT edible! Our homemade finger paint is a good alternative for toddlers! Sponge brushes are a good alternative to regular paintbrushes for this project. Get kids to paint with paint brushes, sponges, or cotton swabs. If you want, once your page is painted sprinkle the puffy paint with additional glitter and allow to dry.
ENJOY HOMEMADE PUFFY PAINT FOR KIDS
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