DIY puffy paint is such a fun and EASY kids craft! It makes the coolest 3 dimensional texture, even after it dries! Such a fun and easy kids activity!
Author: Debbie Chapman
Straw or popsicle stick
1/4cupwhite glue(any brand)
Pour approximately 1/4 cup of white glue into a small bowl or container.
Add an equal amount of shaving cream to the bowl. Just guess with the amount rather than measuring exactly. It will still work.
Add a few drops of food colouring to the mixture. Keep in mind, that as the puffy paint dries, the colour will get darker, so don’t be too worried if it looks too light at this point. I added about 10 to 15 drops of food colouring into each of our colours.
I really didn’t want this stuff on our kitchen spoons, so I used straws to stir them all up. A stir stick or popsicle stick would work well too.
Repeat the process for as many colours as you’d like. I’m not sure what I did differently to the pink puffy paint below, but it looks like it has a better texture compared to the others. I think it had more glue in it?
Use a regular paint brush to add paint onto a piece of printer paper. You’ll need to add a generous amount of puffy paint to your brush and "dab" rather than "spread".
Just estimate the measurements. Try to add an equal amount of glue and shaving cream. It's okay if the measurement isn't perfect, it will still work (plus you won't have to clean extra measuring cups!).