Messy Monday: Puff Paint

Puff paint was always one of my favorite art projects when I was a Preschool Teacher. So one night after dinner and thankfully before bath time, I decided it would be a fun project to do with Madison.

To make the paint all you need is glue, shaving cream, and food coloring. I have also used paint to add color as well. Mix equal parts glue and shaving cream. You can add a little or a lot of food coloring, it’s up to you!

You will also need a small container(s) for mixing your concoction in, paint brushes, and heavy paper; construction paper will work, card stock is better.

This is what you can expect your paint to look like.

Madi is really into shapes right now,

so we had fun painting these as well.

And of course no art project is complete,

unless you paint yourself as well!

Hope you enjoy this project yourself and for those of you worried about the mess, no need! It cleans up very easily with a warm, soapy cloth. If you are still on the fence though, try this in the bathtub minus the glue for some sensory fun.

2 thoughts on “Messy Monday: Puff Paint

  1. Love the puffy paint! I have an 11 month old and I feel like it won’t be long before I am needing things like this to keep him occupied!

    1. Yes, sensory play is so great for kiddos! At 11 mos., I did a lot of water play activities with my daughter. I have wood floors so I wasn’t worried about the mess, but if you don’t have wood floors maybe you could do this in your kitchen or outside? I would gather various sizes of tupperware and random toys that were ok in the water. I filled the containers with water and sometime with bubbles as well. She loved to play and would do so for quite a while.

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