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How to Make Puffy Paint
Looking for an easy homemade puffy paint recipe?
If you are looking for how to make puffy paint, you are in the right place.
This puffy paint recipe is so much fun and very easy to put together.
My daughter made this DIY puffy paint by mixing simple ingredients like the tinker that she is.
She loved what she made and we saw that it was indeed one of those homemade paint recipes that are spectacular and can be made with simple homemade ingredients!
I’ll be sharing below how you can go about making your own puffy paint and some awesome ideas that you can try with your puffy paint mixture. 🙂
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Let’s talk about how to go about making this easy puffy paint recipe.
Puffy paint ingredients are not only so easy to whip up, you’ll probably find most in your home right now.
Common ingredients you use daily that can totally be used in a great way for a lot of fun!
How do you make Puffy paint?
1 cup of glue
1 cup of shaving cream
a little bit of water
plastic squeeze bottles (optional)
essential oil or a variety of additional glitter
Can you make puffy paint at home?
Puffy paint is a very easy and fun activity that can be made in minutes.
Using homemade items, you’ll have puffy paint made in minutes.
The supplies we use to make puffy paint are:
small bowls (this is for making different colors)
We use Barbasol shaving cream (you can literally find this stuff at the dollar store).
For great results we ditch the small spoon and bring out the small plastic containers.
Plastic bottle and plastic bag items are great for holding a variety of colors and for using in puffy paint art.
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What can you mix with paint to make it fluffy?
To create a fun texture that includes a bit of fluffiness to it, be sure to add an extra bit of shaving cream.
A simple puffy paint project is a great sensory activity to bring forth as a simple DIY for kids of all ages.
A great activity we love to bring forth is making puff paint, but then figuring out an easy way to bring about certain manipulatives to make it lots of fun.
Here are some manipulatives we like using with out different recipes:
different shades of Elmer’s glue
faux ice cream cone
homemade finger paint
These are just some of the super fun project ideas we love to bring forth in any fun ideas we love bringing forth for both younger children and older kids.
These easy DIY projects are a good idea to bring forth to little kids for having a great time!
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How do you make acrylic paint into puffy paint?
The best part about creating easy crafts is that you can use simple items such as shaving cream to make puffy paint!
Create a fun painting that is textured and so much fun for kids.
With a little water or enough water, mix the paint and shaving cream together and you’ve got puffy paint.
To add a desired color make sure that the paint you use Is in the color you’d like your puffy paint to be.
Save in a squirt bottle for the next day or for next time and you are good to go!
We will sometimes place the puffy paint within a ziplock bag and cut a small hole on one end to create process art.
This is a very easy and fun way for the artful parent or teacher to bring about a fun set of activities that will work for kids of all ages (3+).
We may try adding a bit of all purpose flour or even tinker around with what works for us as far as seeing what concoctions work well and make things much more or less puffy.
It is really cool to see how it dries with this sort of flat surface look but still contains some puffy texture.
Overall, it is such a cool thing to become a visual learner and see what works best for you and your kids.
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Puffy Paint Recipe
Creating this puffy paint recipe for the first time?
You are in for a treat!
There is no need or use of a microwave in this kids activity.
You”ll just need a few items here and there for creating an epic and easy recipe for kids.
Here’s how to make an epic and easy puffy paint recipe:
1 cup of Elmers glue
1 cup shaving cream
a dab of paint/ or food coloring.
It’s as easy as 1-2-3.
Create second intervals and keep making different colors with elmer’s glue.
Woohoo! If you’d like a printable recipe, be sure to bookmark this page.
Here are even more free printables we loved and used with our puffy paint recipe:
Puffy Paint Jellyfish / Ocean Theme Free Printable
Puffy Paint Snowman Free Printable
Tearing Paper Activities
Letter Formation Activities
Color Sorting Printable Activity
These are some of our favorite printables we love using with our puffy paint mixture.
We also love printing these out and using with our crayons, markers and color pencils.
And, we love to use our homemade playdough recipe for using with these freebies and any free printables on our website.
I hope you enjoy these free printables found at the bottom of this post.
For even more free printables that can go with this puffy paint recipe, be sure to visit Free Printables at the bottom of this blog post.