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Christmas Tree Puffy Paint

This homemade Christmas Tree Puffy Paint is sure to be a hit at your house with all your Christmas crafts for kids! The thick texture and super cool artwork is sure to impress preschoolers and older kids alike.
Christmas Puffy Paint Recipe - This DIY recipe for children is AWESOME! It will dry to the touch while still staying puffy; plus it only uses 2 ingredients (homemade fun with shaving cream and food coloring)! Great recipe for play, crafts for kids, kid art, and preschool kids activities. We love to use it as a Christmas crafts for kids

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.


Christmas Tree Puffy Paint

Kids of all ages will have fun mixing together this Christmas Tree Puffy Paint that only uses 2 ingredients! 
2 ingredient puffy paint recipe for christmas crafts for kids

You only need 2 ingredients for this puffy paint – equal parts white school glue and shaving cream.

add food coloring

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.)

make 2 ingredient puffy paint for preschool art

The puffy paint has a wonderful thick texture that is really fun to paint with!

add sprinkles for extra depth and fun

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!

2 ingredient puffy paint will give you a beautiful textured Chrsitmas craft for kids

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!

toddlers and preschoolers will love the texture

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

beautiful christmas craft for kids

Here is one of our completed Christmas Tree crafts.  It is dry to the touch.

see the raised texture even once it is dry

See how our finished, dried project still is raised with the ornament sprinkles holding on to the puffy paint.

even mountains of this paint will stay intact

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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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of where she shares Kindergarten spedicif worksheets,& educational ideas.

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