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. Make sure to grab our free printable template pack too! Kids will love the texture of homemade puff paints, and this recipe makes for a fantastic and sensory-rich art experience for kids of all ages. We love simple STEAM activities for kids!
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE PUFFY PAINT
DIY PUFF PAINTS
Get creative with homemade puff paint the kids will love to mix up with you. From a glow in the dark moon to shivery snow puffy paint, we have tonnes of fun ideas for puff paint.
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Find out how to make your own puffy paint below with our easy puffy paint recipe. Only a few simple ingredients, shaving cream and glue, are needed for super fun DIY puff paint. Let’s get started!
WHAT CAN PUFFY PAINT BE USED FOR?
Here are a few of the fun things we have done with puff paints…
Make your own glow in the dark moon with homemade puffy paint.
Create a winter wonderland with snow puffy paint that’s not cold at all.
Make puffy paint you can use outdoors as the weather gets nicer! Our sidewalk paint recipe uses flour instead of glue for easy clean up.
HOW LONG DOES PUFFY PAINT LAST?
Homemade 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.
Get puffy paint on clothes? No worries, homemade puff paint will wash off with water!
PUFFY PAINT RECIPE
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 PAINT
STEP 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!
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.
MORE FUN PAINTING IDEAS
MAKE HOMEMADE PUFFY PAINT FOR KIDS
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- 1 cup glue
- 1 to 2 cups shaving cream
- few drops food coloring
In a large bowl whisk together shaving cream and glue until well combined.
If desired, add and mix in food coloring for color, essential oils for fragrance and glitter for sparkle.
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.
Sponge brushes are a good alternative to regular paintbrushes for this project. Get kids to paint with paint brushes, sponges, or cotton swabs.