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Puff Paint Peanut Butter and Jelly Craft

Kids will have fun making this Puffy Paint PB&J craft as a fun way to celebrate kid’s favorite sandwich, back to school, and national Peanut Butter and Jelly Day!

Puffy Paint PB&J craft for kids - such a fun activity for back to school, preschool, prek, kindergarten, and national Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

My kids LOVE peanut butter and jelly. We don’t have peanut allergies in our home, so we’re able to eat the classic sandwich whenever we like. My kids insist on either grape jelly or strawberry jam for their PB&J sandwiches.

Even if you have peanut allergies, you can enjoy this adorable puff paint peanut butter and jelly craft. My kids LOVED putting together this craft, because it felt like making a real sandwich!

This is perfect for celebrating National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

Puff Paint Peanut Butter and Jelly Craft

puff paint recipe for pbj sandwich craft

Kids will love making their very own play peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!


  • White school glue
  • Flour
  • Measuring cup
  • Shaving Cream
  • Brown and purple food coloring
  • 2 zip-lock baggies
  • Scissors
  • Brown cardstock paper (you can also use craft foam for greater durability)
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First, fold one of your sheets of paper (or foam) in half. Along the fold, draw half of a piece of bread and cut out. Repeat for the other piece of paper.

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In each baggie, mix 1/4 of a cup of flour, 1/4 of a cup of glue, and 3/4 of a cup of shaving cream. Add 3-5 drops of food coloring to each bag (add purple to one and brown to the other).

Seal the bags up tightly.

Mix the ingredients together until the bag turns a consistent color. This took us about two minutes. Cut a tiny corner off one end of the bag.

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Squeeze the puff paint onto the paper “bread.”

We put our jelly on one and peanut butter on the other.

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Stack the two sides of the sandwich together.

At this point, you have two options. You can let the puff paint dry, and use the sandwich as a prop for dolls or cooking in a play kitchen. You can also squeeze the excess peanut butter and jelly out for gooey, sensory play. My preschooler chose to squeeze out her peanut butter and jelly, while my older daughter decided to save hers for later.

Let the puff paint dry for about 72 hours before playing with your sandwiches. Make sure the puff paint is completely dry before giving it to a child to play with.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Activity

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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! 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 - and

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