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DIY Foam Paint Recipe – 3D Artwork with Puffy Paint

Have you tried making your own diy puffy paint? It’s really easy to whip up a batch of puffy paint recipe that will delight and engage children to create. This is a special kind of 3d painting for kids using homemade foam paint. You will love how easy it is to make this diy foam paint to let toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders creat amazing artwork!

Have you tried making your own diy puffy paint? It's really easy to whip up a batch of puffy paint recipe that will delight and engage children to create. This is a special kind of 3d painting for kids using homemade foam paint. You will love how easy it is to make this diy foam paint to let toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders creat amazing artwork!

Foam Paint

In just 2 minutes you can whip up a batch of this amazing foam paint! This homemade paint for kids is so simple-to-make with incredible results. The shaving foam painting will be thicky, puffy, with vibrant colors. Children will amaze you with the 3d art for kids they will create. Whether they whip up a car, fall pumpki scene, butterfly, hot air balloon, or family picture – the homemade puffy paint has such striking results!

puffy paint ingredients

DIY foam paint

This easy foam paint recipe is so simple you won’t believe it! Gather your supplies first:

  • sandwich ziplock bags
  • white shaving cream
  • food coloring – any colors you wnt
  • white school glue
  • paper (we prefer to use cardstock as it holds up to the thicker paint better)

how to make homemade puffy paint

Puffy paint recipe

Mix equal parts of shaving cream and white school glue in a ziplock bag along with food coloring of your choice.

diy puffy paint

Seal bag and mix until thoroughly combined and you have the color you like.

3d painting for kids

Once it is thoroughly combined you can snip the edge of the corner using scissors to create a pipping bag.

Diy puffy paint

Diy puffy paint

Now you have your amazing, easy-to-make puffy paint for kids! Now it’s time to create some EPIC little masterpieces.

3d art for kids

Shaving foam painting

Now it’s time to create some stunning artwork with this paint play recipe! I suggest drawing a simple picture with pencil first so kids will have an idea of where put the paint. Unlike pencil, this is not as easy to erase and re-do it.

homemade paint for kids

3d painting for kids

Now trace the pencil lines in the color of your choice to create your bold project.

homemade puffy paint

Homemade paint for kids

What you create is only limited by your imagination. My kids love the Disney movie UP so they made this super cute and colorful hot air balloon.

car craft for kids

Make a cute automobile and decorate it with your own favorite paint job. I love this cheerful blue, green, orange, and yellow car painting.

pumpkin craft for kids

3d art for kids

Create some seasona alrtwork like this stunning fall craft. We made a lovely orange pumpkin and fall colored leaves. I love the dimmension the puffy paint gives the project. I think it is actually prettiest with the white space in the project so you can appreciate the height this paint gives the project.

butterfly craft for kids

My daughter loves butterflies so we hd to make a pretty purple butterfly project. This one was great for talking about symmetry for a little hidden math to our butterfly arts and craft.

puffy paint ideas

I know it’s hard to see the cool height to this AMAZING puffy paint, but check this out! This is seriously the coolest and best puffy paint! So easy and yet such stunning results!

Have you tried making your own diy puffy paint? It's really easy to whip up a batch of puffy paint recipe that will delight and engage children to create. This is a special kind of 3d painting for kids using homemade foam paint. You will love how easy it is to make this diy foam paint to let toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders creat amazing artwork!

homemade puffy paint

This easy puffy paint recipe is a MUST try for a fun kids activity during the year, summer art project on your summer bucket list, and any other season you want a quick and stunning project kids will be proud to share.

Nothing says summer like a big juicy watermelon! We whipped up a bath of this gorgeous watermelon playdough for our upcoming watermelon theme! This homemade playdoh recipe is super easy-to-make, soft, and such a fun watermelon activity! Use this summer activities for preschoolers, toddlers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students. Are your kids as crazy about slime as mine are? My kids love playing with slime and trying different types of slime. In our experimenting, we came up with this cool baking soda slime. This slime uses baking soda as the activator for a wonderful sheen and flow without being sticky at all! And with the first day fo sCome see how to make slime with baking soda and get playing with your preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders. Ready? Set. GO! This really fun car activity for kids is sure to be a hit. Whether you race your cars outside as a summer activity or indoors as a rainy day activity for kids - this is EPIC! This pool noodle activity is fun for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd graders, and up. Just grab a pool noodle, duct tape, and our free printable to create a cool hot wheels race tarck in just 5 minutes! You are going to love this simple-to-make and creative art project for kids. You can create abstract art or art projects based on famous artists. We opted to make a starry night for kids tin foil project. I love the dimmension this technique gave to our van gogh art project. This aluminum foil art makes a great summer activity for kids of all ages from preschool, pre-k, kinderagrten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th graders, and up!

Kids Activities

Looking for more fun kids activities and other ideas to keep kids engaged, learning, and having fun? Check out these:

You will love this outrageously fun painting with cars activity where kids will make a cheery rainbow painting using hotwheel vehicles. This rainbow painting for kids is a silly rainbow painting ideas that your kids will LOVE! Use this for a rainbow theme, car theme, spring theme, or just a fun play ativity with kids. Try this car activities for kids with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students.  Fun summer activity for bucket list Making a DIY foosball table is a really fun STEM project for kids of all ages to make together and loads of fun to play with too! The diy games for kids is the project for a rainy day or as a summer bucket list idea.  Try this homemade games for kids with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders too. This EPIC kids activity is sure to be a hit with your kids. Looking for a fun summer activity for kids? You are going to love blowing colorful snake bubble. This sock bubbles activity is super simple and such an easy summer activity idea for toddlder, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. It takes blowing bakcyard bubles to a new level making long, colorful snakes with a simple technique using a sock and a plastic bottle. You've got to try this bubble snake experiment.

Things to Do with Kids

This vinegar and baking soda rocket is an out-of-this-world fun AND educational summer activity for kids! Preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students will enjoy making the baking soda rocket. This how to make a bottle rocket project is one of those really cool science projects your kids will remember forever! Have you ever heard of a lemon volcano? Kids are going to love this fun, creative,volcano experiment that screams summer! This simple lemon volcano experiment is perfect for curious kids from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. All you need are a few simple materials to make some amazing erupting lemon volcanos! The goal of an amazing science experiment for kids is to grab kids attention and make them wonder why did that happen, how could that work, and I want to try that! This leak proof bag is such a simple science experiment for kids that explores polymers. What's best is this amazing science experiment with everyday materials! Try this water experiment with kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders too. Kids are going to love this really fun Frozen Rainbow Eruptions science activity where kids will make beautiful rainbows as they create a chemical reaction! This baking soda and vinegar experiment! This rainbow activities for preschoolers usese a couple simple materials for a mesmerizing, colorful preschool summer activity! Use this rainbow science with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders.

Summer Science

There are so many fun ways to play and teach kids about chemical reactions using a baking soda and vinegar reaction. Here are some of our favorite baking soda and vinegar activities.

Have you tried making your own diy puffy paint? It's really easy to whip up a batch of puffy paint recipe that will delight and engage children to create. This is a special kind of 3d painting for kids using homemade foam paint. You will love how easy it is to make this diy foam paint to let toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders creat amazing artwork!

Try this EPIC 3 ingredient puffy paint this week!

About the author

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! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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