Let’s make our own puffy paint! Kids of all ages will have so much fun with this compilation of puffy paint projects, and you will love how easy it is to set up. Let’s get started!
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Homemade Puffy Paint Ideas For The Classroom and Home
Today we have so many different recipes and fun ideas for kids who love getting hands-on activities. These fun projects require very simple ingredients, such as shaving foam, a squirt bottle, popsicle sticks, paper plates, cotton swabs… If you’ve got at least shaving cream and a few drops of food coloring, your little one will be more than ready to start these projects or even create their own design.
We have 37 homemade paint recipes and cool projects for kids of all ages, from easy peasy easy crafts for the youngest kids to dimensional paint ideas for older ones. You can find all ingredients in a craft store, but you probably already got most of them.
1. Puffy Snowman Painting
No matter what time of the year it is, kids will be excited to play with pretend snow and make a puffy snowman painting.
2. Puffy Paint Window Decorations
Chica Circle shared this puffy paint window decoration ideas using puffy paint and wax paper. Download the printable template to work from.
3. Puffy Paint Watermelon Craft For Kids
Anyone said puffy paint watermelons? Grab a paintbrush and have fun creating refreshing art projects for the summer. From Crafty Morning.
4. Sock Doughnuts and Pin Cushions
Kimberley Stoney has this delicious tutorial to make doughnuts using socks and puffy paint. You can make them in many different colors!
5. Puffy Paint Pencils
Here’s a fun back-to-school project! Follow this tutorial from Crafty Chica to decorate your pencils and make them super fun, colorful, and unique.
6. Make Your Own Puff Paint
This puffy paint project encourages kids to create different depths and textures on a picture. Use this technique to make party invitations, gift tags, etc. From Creative Jewish Mom.
7. Puffy Paint Shamrock Craft For Kids
This art project idea from Crafty Morning is easy enough for little kids to do on their own – all you need is a paper plate, Elmer’s glue, food colourings, and a cup of shaving cream.
8. How to Make Puffy Paint
This homemade puffy paint recipe is so easy to make and so much fun to paint with. In less than 5 minutes, you can make a DIY puffy paint. From One Little Project.
9. Puffy Painted Rocks
Babble Dabble Do shared this tutorial to make the prettiest puffy painted rocks which is a perfect craft for kids as young as 5 years old.
10. Puffy Paint Plastic Lid Sun Catcher
Create a wonderful and colorful suncatcher with a regular plastic lid and puffy paint! Enjoy the sun and the beautiful art tutorial from The Chocolate Muffin Tree.
11. Puff Paint Onesies
Imagine all the cool designs you can create with puffy paint! You can even decorate your little ones’ onesies with your unique ideas. From Alisa Burke.
12. How To Make No-Slip Socks For Kids
Say goodbye to slippery floors! These no-flip socks are seriously fun to make and you only need some clean socks, puffy fabric paint, and a bottle of glue. From Homemade Heather.
13. Puffy Paint Bracelets Wristbands and Headbands
Doodle Craft has the funnest tutorial to create your own wristbands and headbands using colorful puffy paint. You can make any shape or design you want to!
14. Decorated Flip Flops
This is such a cool gift for friends! Decorate and mail them a pair of original flip flops decorated with puffy paint. Welcome to spring break! From Sandy Toes and Popsicles.
15. Homemade Microwave Puffy Paint
Kids will have a blast creating so many cool shapes with paint that puffs up in the microwave. Tutorial from Happiness is Homemade.
16. Puffy Paint Ice Cream Cone Craft
Create a craft of kids’ favorite treat with shaving cream art – puffy paint ice cream cones! You can make them in any “flavor” you want. From Crafty Morning.
17. DIY Tutorials For Fashion Crafts You Won’t Miss
Instead of spending money buying fashion items you’ll wear once or twice, just make them yourself instead! These DIY tutorials use puffy paint and other simple materials so you can make any design you want. From Pretty Designs.
18. Apples For Teachers
Make window clings shaped like an apple or other cool school-themed objects. Ideal for kids in kindergarten and older. Tutorial from Think Crafts.
19. Candy Cane Puffy Paint Recipe
This candy cane puffy paint recipe from Nurture Store also doubles up as a sensory activity mixed with art. Swirl and swoosh the colors together, squish the paint, and more.
20. Candy Apple Puffy Paint Recipe
Not only is this puffy paint recipe easy and fun to make, but it also smells amazing – just like apples! From Learn Play Imagine.
21. DIY Foam Paint
This foam paint recipe from Paging Fun Mums is great for kindergarteners as it only uses three ingredients and doesn’t need to be cooked. Perfect for rainy days!
22. Fall Leaves Puffy Paint
This easy-to-make microwave puffy paint is such a fun play recipe for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first-grade children. From 123Homeschool4Me.
23. Puffy Paint Christmas Tree
Have fun making a Christmas tree, wreath, stockings, candy canes, and any other fun Christmas item you can think of. From 123Homeschool4Me.
24. DIY Puffy Paint For Kids That is Actually Puffy
Puffy paint that is super puffy! Here’s a simple recipe and step-by-step tutorial to make homemade paint puffy — it’s lots of fun! From Artful Parent.
25. How To Make Holiday Puffy Paint Art
Make fun Christmas decorations – puffy paint snowmen, snowflakes, candy canes, and more, with a few ingredients and simple supplies. From Artful Parent.
26. Foam Paint Process Art For Kids
More than just an art project, these Artful Parent create a wonderful learning opportunity for kids of all ages!
27. Salt Puffy Paint
Follow this tutorial from Artful Parent to make and use DIY salt puffy paint with kids of all ages. So super easy and inexpensive to make!
28. Peeps Edible Puffy Paint
Make some puffy paint from peeps candy this Easter -they are safe for the youngest ones to make and play with since it’s an edible version of regular puffy paint. Just follow the tutorial from Messy Little Monster.
29. Puffy Planets Space Craft
Let’s learn about the solar system by making some shaving foam puffy paint! This solar system kid’s craft is both fun and educational. From Thimble and Twig.
30. Glow In The Dark Moon Craft
Make your own glow-in-the-dark puffy paint, with an easy puffy paint recipe from Little Bins for Little Hands. Pair it with a science book and you’ve got a fun science lesson!
31. Glowing Puffy Paint Homemade Recipes
What kid doesn’t simply love glow-in-the-dark activities? Make this simple glowing puffy paint and enjoy it with your children! From Fun Littles.
32. Puffy Paint Recipe and Heart Garland
Turn your puffy paint art into a fantastic heart garland for Valentine’s Day! This activity is great for kids ages 4 and up. From Red Ted Art.
33. Puffy Paint Ocean Craft
This puffy paint ocean craft from Artsy Momma takes less than 10 minutes to make and even preschoolers can join the fun. Plus, it includes goldfish crackers – how fun!
34. Paper Plate Pac-man, Inky & Clyde Craft Using Puffy Paint
Love classic video games? This puffy paint craft is a fun craft to do together with your little ones. Go grab your googly eyes for this project! From Artsy Momma.
35. Hatching Puffy Paint Chicks (Easter Craft)
Make some cute little puffy paint chicks with your kiddos for an Easter craft! Use as many colors as you want to make this Easter craft even more unique. From Crafty Morning.
36. Puffy Paint Leprechaun Craft for Kids
Let’s make a little Leprechaun craft with a nice orange puffy beard. This is a fun art project for kids on St. Patrick’s Day! From Crafty Morning.
37. Puffy Paint Frankenstein Craft for Kids
Here’s a fun Halloween craft involving puffy paint. Kids will love making their own Frankenstein craft – but don’t worry, it’s not so spooky! From Crafty Morning.
Want more fun crafts for kids? We’ve got them:
- Here is a huge compilation of the best leaf craft and activities for kids.
- Cool and rainy days call for fall crafts for kids
- Don’t know what to do with left-over paper plates? Check out these paper plate crafts.
- Spring is here — that means it’s time to create tons of flower crafts and art projects.
- Let’s get some creative card making ideas for the holidays.
Did you love these puffy painting ideas as much as we did?