diy puffy paint for kids with shaving cream
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DIY Puffy Paint for Kids

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We finally have had a chill day at home this summer. So it made for the perfect time to try out this DIY puffy paint! If you have seen Olivia’s YouTube channel, you probably already know that we love trying new products and getting into stuff. We have been looking forward to trying out this DIY puffy paint for kids that we have seen online.

Related: DIY Fluffy Homemade Bath Paint


diy puffy paint for kids with shaving cream


There are several different recipes to make DIY puffy paint. We chose to go with a simple 3 ingredient recipe.

For this DIY puffy paint you’ll need:

  • foamy shaving cream
  • glue
  • food coloring
  • plastic bags
  • construction paper


diy puffy paint for kids with shaving cream


To make the puffy paint, you’ll need to mix about equal parts of glue and shaving cream together. We didn’t measure, we just poured.


diy puffy paint for kids with shaving cream


Next, add in your food coloring and stir until completely mixed together.


diy puffy paint for kids with shaving cream


Pour the mixture into a Ziploc bag. Repeat for all colors of puffy paint you plan to make. We made 5 different colors and used 2 bottles of glue portioned between them. This made a lot of paint! After drawing several pictures and making several cards, we finally threw the leftovers away.


diy puffy paint for kids with shaving cream


In the corner of the bag, cut a small opening to squeeze the paint out of. The paint expands as it dries so keep this in mind.


diy puffy paint for kids with shaving cream


There are some recipes I have seen that call for flour as well. I imagine this would help to keep the shapes from expanding so we’ll probably try adding this next time.


diy puffy paint for kids with shaving cream


The best part is when the paint dries. You’ll want to leave it to dry over night. But once it is dry, it is a puffy texture! Instead of hardening, it is soft and puffy to the touch. It’s almost addicting to play with! The girls left behind a few fingerprints messing with it before it completely dried. So try to resit the urge!

diy puffy paint for kids with shaving cream


You could also make this paint scented by using your favorite oils. We love adding our cotton candy oil into our slime because it smells so good! Now that we know how awesome this paint is, we’ll definitely add some oils for a cotton candy smell next time. Everything is better when it’s cotton candy scented!


diy puffy paint for kids with shaving cream


This DIY puffy paint was a lot of fun for the girls to play with. It entertained them for hours and they are already asking to make it again!

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diy puffy paint for kids with shaving cream


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  • Reply
    July 9, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    This looks like a fun activity to do on a friday night and it doesn’t look that complicated to make either!

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    July 10, 2018 at 12:15 am

    This is so cool! I’m going to have to let my daughter do this.

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    Kristoffer Clark
    July 10, 2018 at 5:18 am

    Can’t wait to do this with my daughter. Looks like such a fun project. Just have to wait until she’s old enough to not eat the paint šŸ™‚

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    July 10, 2018 at 6:49 am

    It reminds me of my childhood! It’s such a great idea to use puffy paint and to occupy your kids in such a way. I love these cards … they are little masterpieces. šŸ™‚

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    Mary Yowell
    July 10, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    This looks like so much fun! I love how easy and simple it is! My little cousin would love this!

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    July 10, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    I’m always looking for fun, cool crafts to do with my little ones. Love this!

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    Tara Pittman
    July 10, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    I think this is so much better than slime. I need to get some glue so I can make this.

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    What Corinne Did
    July 10, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    I had never heard of puffy paint before but loving the idea! and what a fun activities to do with the kids!

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    July 10, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Oh my goodness! I will be adding this to our homeschool agenda ASAP! So much fun šŸ’•šŸ™Œ

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    Kristy (Crafts4Toddlers)
    July 10, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    What a great idea! We love doing crafts in our house too. This puffy paint would be perfect to try out for my craft blog. Saving your post for the future! šŸ™‚

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    July 10, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    What a great craft for kids! I will need to save this for when my son is old enough to partake.

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    Shannon Gurnee
    July 11, 2018 at 3:56 am

    This is such a creative and fun idea! I bet my kids would love to make this DIY puffy paint! Thanks for sharing!

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    July 11, 2018 at 5:13 am

    Oh I bet my preschooler would think this is awesome! Thanks for the idea!

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    Princess Quinn
    July 11, 2018 at 6:42 am

    This looks really fun. I bet me and my kids are gonna love this creative activity too. I will just have to gather the right materials. Thanks for sharing!

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    July 11, 2018 at 8:28 am

    This is a great idea for kids to diy, they get to hands on and learn, looks so much fun. Love the multi colors for kids to create their masterpiece.

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    July 11, 2018 at 11:02 am

    I love this! Iā€™m going to try this with my little

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    Emma Riley
    July 11, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Wow, this is such a nice idea to spend our next weekend. Making and doing puppy faint looks like a lot of fun and I am sure my daughter would love it!

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    July 11, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    This is so much fun. I bet It would bring out the kid in me too. Great idea to keep the kids busy.

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    Anna Kate Delavan
    July 11, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    What a fun craft! With all this heat in Kentucky, a few indoor activities would be welcomed. I’ll have to try this with my nephews. Thank you!

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    July 11, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    I had no idea about this but it looks like so much fun! My son would love to do something like this. Thanks for sharing!

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    July 12, 2018 at 2:32 am

    That is so neat! Looks like fun to make and fun to decorate and paint with after too.

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    Lydia Samson
    July 12, 2018 at 4:55 am

    Puffy paint is so fun. I used to work in after school and as a teacher, it literally was the favorite of all ages groups. I think the adults always enjoyed it.

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    blair villanueva
    July 12, 2018 at 5:29 am

    OMG this is a cute DIY! Glad your kid enjoyed being creative šŸ˜€
    Elmer’s glue have many uses.

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    July 12, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Fun! I may have to get my kids doing this as a little “science” experiment.

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    July 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    How adorable! I don’t have kids, but I want to make this for me!

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    July 12, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    What a fun summer activity for kids this summer. I am sure my nieces and nephews would love this.

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    July 12, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    So simple and fun! I’ll have to get some supplies and give this a go. The kids will love it!

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    July 12, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    May I please come over and play with you guys?

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      Kristi Ann
      July 12, 2018 at 9:21 pm

      We would love to have you come join us!

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    Kristi @ Way Beyond The Norm
    July 12, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Love it! Looks so fun. My kids would have a ball doing this.

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    Ina at Crafty For Home
    July 12, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    That is so much fun activity for the kids, way better than my weird looking flour paint!

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    July 12, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    Such a clever idea to use baggies to “pipe” the paint!

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    July 13, 2018 at 12:16 am

    So easy!! I love that! My nieces will totally dig it!

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    July 13, 2018 at 12:55 am

    This looks like so much fun! I can’t wait to have paint time with my little one.

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    Tiffany Haywood
    July 13, 2018 at 2:11 am

    This is such a great and easy recipe for pure fun! I will need to save this to bring to our Girl Scout troop and for my Kiddies.

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    Mrs. SBF
    July 13, 2018 at 2:51 am

    You always come up with such fun stuff!

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    Jennifer L
    July 13, 2018 at 6:05 am

    Omg this looks like so much fun. I’ve always wanted to try to make putty so I’m def going to try this and relive some nostalgia.

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    July 13, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    What a fun craft!

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    July 13, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    This looks so fun! I’d love to do this with my daughter when she gets older!

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    T.M. Brown
    July 13, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    Oh, my goodness – what a fun activity. Sounds like you had just as much fun as the kids – lol!!

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    July 14, 2018 at 12:31 am

    I wish I’d known about this when my kids were young. Looks like so much fun!

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    July 14, 2018 at 1:46 am

    so much fun for kids!

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    July 14, 2018 at 3:41 am

    What a great idea! My daughter would love to do this. We need to give it a try, and we’ll have some cool art to show for it!

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    July 14, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    Awesome! I don’t even have kids and this looks like a pretty fun activity to do myself

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    July 15, 2018 at 1:32 am

    Wow! This is amazing! My husband loves doing art and crafts with our son. I am going to show him this one so we can try as a family.

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    July 15, 2018 at 2:25 am

    I love activities that kids can do on their own. What a fun project for them! Too cute.

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    July 16, 2018 at 4:54 am

    This is so cool! My kids are going to love it!!

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