Puffy Paint for Kids

Kids love to paint! But have you ever made puffy paint?

If you haven’t, this is a project you should definitely try! Puffy paint provides hours of fun for kids of any age. In case it’s new to you, this paint has  texture that dries puffy and foamy to the touch. Your kids will love it!

Puffy Paint Recipe for Kids

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

1. Condiment bottles 

2. A funnel

3. A large can of white shaving cream {not shave gel!}

4. One large bottle of plain white school glue

5. Liquid food coloring in desired colors

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
  • 10-15 drops of food coloring

Once you mix your 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!

Puffy Paint Ideas

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.

Kids also enjoy using their fingers to blend colors together into a puffy paint DIY colorful landscape. Puffy paint ideas are pretty endless!