Are you ready to have your socks blown off?! Well you better be, because I’m going to share a recipe for the coolest homemade puffy paint that only requires 3 ingredients!
- shaving cream (the foaming kind!)
- liquid school glue
- liquid food colors
And that’s it! You’ll also need some supplemental materials to actually make the paint, such as:
- Medium sized mixing bowl
- Spatula or large spoon
- Measuring cup (I started with 1/2 cup, but ended up using 1 cup of each ingredient)
- 4 small containers to separate out the paint for each color
- A small spoon to mix each color
Please see below for a *beautifully stylized* layout of the materials you’ll need:
This recipe is SO SIMPLE. The first thing you have to do is measure out equal parts shaving cream and glue. I used 1 cup of each. Then mix them together until nice and fluffy. It should look like this:
Then you’ll need to carefully divide the white paint among the four containers.
I used 4 oz jars, and 3 drops of color in each jar. The colors turned out perfectly pastel. If you want darker, more vivid colors, simply use more drops of food coloring. I also used a small spoon to mix each color.
And that’s all there is to it! Now you’re ready to start painting!
I made a cute little rainbow, just to test the paints out. I left it overnight to dry, and guess what?! It was STILL puffy!! I’m fact, I hung it up on my son’s bedroom wall and he loves it!
This is actually the art project I sent out to my students this week. I had so much fun with it that I decided to share it with you, as well. Plus just look how beautiful those paints are. It provided the absolute perfect photo-taking-opportunity. I love a good art project photo shoot.
Here is the video I sent to my students with instructions on how to make the paint, in case you’d rather watch how to do it!
I hope you get a chance to try this fun and simple project out. It doesn’t take long, and is a great way to spend a spring rainy day indoors with your little ones!
Enjoy, and have a lovely weekend!