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Homemade Puffy Paint Recipe

How to Make Shaving Cream Paint


Kim Rife explains how to create your own 'soft and squishy' paint that is not only fun to paint with but looks cool once it dries.

  • Age Guideline: 2 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 15 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.


Materials Needed:

To make a batch of puffy paint, simply mix equal parts of shaving cream and Elmer's glue. Add food coloring, a few drops at a time, until you get the desired color. Apply the glue to heavy paper (Kim suggests shapes cut out of tag board) using a sponge brush. Let the painting dry.

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