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How to Make Puffy Paint

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Puffy paint is one of those activities that kids absolutely love and can do over and over again. Not only is it easy to make but it’s super fun to paint with!

We love taking a normal art activity up a few notches. Painting is fun already but when you use these puffy paints, you’re bound to fall in love with the final look and texture like our kids are.

Making the paint is the start of the fun. Here is the recipe:

  • ½ cup glue
  • ½ cup shaving cream
  • food coloring

Combine all the ingredients and mix. Sometimes we’ll add a little more shaving cream to make it more puffy and foamy.

As the paint dries, it will flatten a little but it still stays pretty fluffy. Our kids love squishing it because the texture is spongy and a bit like those Squishy toys.

Our kids loved using our free printable Playdough Mats to help guide them on what to create. We decorated a cake, made some flowers, created a rainbow and made some funny looking monsters.

Click here to download the free cake and planter mats. Click here for the free rainbow print and here for the monster prints.

There’s this amazing artist named Josie Lewis and she makes these beautiful chunky paintings using all the colors of the rainbow. We had fun recreating her paintings called “Chunky” and “Dragon Petals.” Take a look and see how pretty they turned out!

Happy painting!

Stacey + Niki

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