How to make puffy paint
Image 1. Image taken by Debbie Chapman from One Little Project (2015).
Are you thinking of what to do with you children aside from outdoor activities this summer? Not to worry because we have another exciting blog series to share with you. We are presenting to you DIY craft activities to do with your child. Let those imagination juice flow from your child! Today, we are teaching you on how to make puffy paint. This type of paint helps add a 3D texture type and makes it much more fun for your kids! Not only is it easy to make these paints, it also requires only 3 ingredients. These are also ingredients you may already have too at home!
So let’s get started!
All you need in order to make this paint are shaving cream, white school glue, and food colouring. You can get these ingredients at the dollar store if you want a cheaper alternative. Then, in a bowl, mix equal amounts of shaving cream and white glue until you get the texture that you desire.
Image 2. Image taken by Debbie Chapman from One Little Project (2015).
First, pour a generous amount of white glue into the bowl. Second, add an equal amount of shaving cream into the same bowl. Don’t worry about having the measuring down to the tee. You can just ballpark it.
Image 3. Image taken by Debbie Chapman from One Little Project (2015).
Lastly, add a few drops of food colouring to the mixture and mix! As the puffy paint dries, the colour will also get darker so don’t worry if it looks light at this point.
Image 4. Image taken by Debbie Chapman from One Little Project (2015).
You can add about 10-15 drops of food colouring. We suggest using a utensil for stirring such as a wooden sticks or straws.
Image 5. Image taken by Debbie Chapman from One Little Project (2015).
Repeat the same process for different colours, as many as you like. Try painting a rainbow for the fluffy cloud effect! How suiting is that! After it is dry, you’ll notice the touch is a spongy texture. It can get addicting so be careful!
Image 6. Image taken by Debbie Chapman from One Little Project (2015).
We hope you enjoy the start of our new blog series! This homemade puffy paint is so much fun and it will definitely entertain your kids for hours!
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Debbie Chapman (2015). How to make puffy paint. Retrieved from http://onelittleproject.com/how-to-make-puffy-paint/2/