Here is a really fun Christmas Craft to do with your toddler, preschool,kindergarten, and elementary age kids. This base of this recipe came from the very talented Growing a Jeweled Rose.
Kids will love this kids activities where they will paint with these thick textured paint that will keep it’s raised texture to create amazing Christmas Trees out of this homemade puffy paint.
2 Ingredient Homemade Puffy Paint
You only need 2 ingredients for this puffy paint – equal parts white school glue and shaving cream.
If you like you can add food coloring or glitter to your puffy paint. (Just remember that if the food coloring you use stains your hands when you cook; it will stain kids hands if they use it to paint too.)
The puffy paint has a wonderful thick texture that is really fun to paint with!
My daughter’s favorite part of making our Christmas trees with puffy paint was adding sprinkles as ornaments to her tree! This is a great way to use up sprinkles.
Hint: We always buy sprinkles after holidays when they go on clearance for 75-90% off!
The sprinkles will set right into your puffy paint and stick when it sets to the touch. It gives projects a lot of dimension and originality!
My preschooler decided it would be great fun to finger (um, hand) paint. It really did have a cool, thick texture that was fun to play in. But again, if you use food coloring it may stain your child’s hand for a day or so.
Christmas Craft for Kids
Here is one of our completed Christmas Tree crafts. It is dry to the touch.
See how our finished, dried project still is raised with the ornament sprinkles holding on to the puffy paint.
My 1st grader decided she wanted to make Christmas mountains out of her puffy paint. Well, guess what, it actually dried to the touch too and stayed nice and tall. She was very pleased!
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