How to Make Puffy Paint for Kids

How to Make Puffy Paint for Kids

Have you ever made puffy paints for your kids? If you haven’t, this is a project you should definitely try! It provides hours of fun for kids of any age, and makes a textured paint that dries puffy and foamy to the touch. They will love it!

First of all, you need a few things for the best results:

1. squirt bottles from the dollar store

2. a funnel

3. a big can of Barbasol shaving cream

4. a big bottle of white school glue

5. liquid food coloring


If you want to mix a few different colors, have a bowl ready for mixing each color, and a squirt bottle for each color.


1/2 cup of shaving cream

1/4 cup of white school glue

Put the shaving cream into the bowl first, then add the glue and carefully fold the two ingredients together. The goal is to keep as much of the air in the shaving cream as possible. Once you have mixed the two together, put 10-15 drops of food coloring in each bowl of puffy paint and fold it in carefully. Keep in mind that as the paint dries, it gets darker.

Once you have mixed your desired colors, pour each color into a squirt bottle using a funnel. Use a straw if necessary to help the paint flow down through the funnel. Now you can use your bottles of puffy paint to create lots of pretty designs!

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If you choose, you can keep the paints in bowls and use paintbrushes to apply the paint to paper. This makes for wider, puffier designs.

Homemade Puffy Paint

With only three simple ingredients, puffy paint just might become one of your kids’ favorite rainy day {or any day!} projects.

4 comments for “How to Make Puffy Paint for Kids

  1. Arlene Freier
    February 27, 2018 at

    How long does it take to dry?

  2. Jill
    October 3, 2018 at

    Does this recipe work to make the window clings too?

  3. Jerilyn Faivre
    March 15, 2019 at

    So much fun easy to make! Grandma and granddaughter 3 years old had a fun afternoon.

    • Kate
      March 22, 2019 at

      I’m glad you had fun!

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