12 DIY Puffy Paint Recipes To Make Your Kids Happy

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Puffy paint adds a fun texture to your children’s artwork and can be used for various home crafts, too. While you can buy it at the craft store, it’s often more fun – and less expensive! – to mix up your own batch at home. Here are some DIYs to make puffy paint for your kids and for yourself at home, I’ve divided them according to absence or presence of chemicals in them because many moms today prefer eco-friendly options without any chemicals but keep in mind that such paint doesn’t last long.

Puffy Paint With Chemicals

The main advantage of paints with chemicals is that they last long but keep in mind that your kids shouldn’t lick or eat it. The first craft will tell you how to make puffy paint for creating pictures on the sidewalks. This sidewalk chalk paint squirts out easily and stays “puffy” when it hits the concrete. Kids can easily draw pictures or write words with this liquid chalk! You can make the chalk any color you’d like, or make a whole rainbow of colors! Dish soap is added to this recipe to make clean-up super easy.

DIY bright puffy sidewalk paints  (via www.thebestideasforkids.com)

DIY bright puffy sidewalk paints (via www.thebestideasforkids.com)

This recipe will tell you how to make puff paint using glue and shaving cream. The trick about this recipe is that this puffy paint is not actually puffy at all, either before or after it’s dry. It’s made from flour and salt and dries as hard as a rock. It helps the kids’ artworks be durable and you will enjoy them for longer. Isn’t it cool?

DIY puffy paint that gets puffy when dries (via artfulparent.com)

DIY puffy paint that gets puffy when dries (via artfulparent.com)

The instructions  in this tutorial will tell you how to make puff paints of different colors, and the recipe is a bit different for each one. all of them include glue and shaving cream, some of them also contain flour and of course coloring. Make some batches of different paints and let your kids go creative!

DIY puffy paint in bright colors (via meaningfulmama.com)

DIY puffy paint in bright colors (via meaningfulmama.com)

Using just a few supplies that you probably have around the house, homemade puffy paint makes a great craft for the kids hanging around the house being bored. It’s also a nice idea for rainy days when your children can’t go out and have to stay at home. Read how to make some puff paint using shaving cream and white glue.

DIY puffy paint using shaving cream and glue (via www.somewhatsimple.com)

DIY puffy paint using shaving cream and glue (via www.somewhatsimple.com)

If your kids are bored, just let them make some puff paint for themselves! Your children will love to learn how to make this homemade puffy paint using basic household items like food coloring. Fluffy paint is a super fun kid art and sensory play experience! It takes less than 5 minutes to throw together and is a fun texture to play with. Even after it dries this puffy paint is super fun to touch.

DIY shaving cream puffy paints (via parentingchaos.com)

DIY shaving cream puffy paints (via parentingchaos.com)

While this homemade puffy paint is not for decorating clothes, it’s still super fun to make and use for art projects! Plus, you still get that cool puffy look when it’s finished drying. I bet you already have all the necessary things at home, the main re shaving cream and Elmer’s glue. Read what else you will need and how  to make this paint in the source.

DIY puffy paints in bold colors using shaving cream and glue (via typicallysimple.com)

DIY puffy paints in bold colors using shaving cream and glue (via typicallysimple.com)

This tutorial contains not only instructions on making some puffy paint using shaving cream and glue, the author also tells how to use puffy paint for creating a moon artwork. Your kids will be delighted to make some voluminous celestial bodies, so cool!

DIY mint puffy paint and a moon craft using it (via rainydaymum.co.uk)

DIY mint puffy paint and a moon craft using it (via rainydaymum.co.uk)

There are a lot of puffy paint recipes out there but this 3-ingredient DIY puffy paint for kids is a great idea because all the necessary things are already at hand – shaving cream, glue and flour. Use usual sandwich bags to pour your paints there and make holes in them for creating artworks.

DIY 3-ingredient puffy paint for kids (via ezebreezy.com)

DIY 3-ingredient puffy paint for kids (via ezebreezy.com)

This recipe is safe and inexpensive to make at home. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances. Remember you should always supervise young children while making puffy paint, don’t make them consume anything.

DIY soft-colored puffy paint for kids' art (via www.thesprucecrafts.com)

DIY soft-colored puffy paint for kids' art (via www.thesprucecrafts.com)

This tutorial will tell you how to make puffy paint using shaving cream and glue. There are also some instructions to create artworks using this paint – clouds, an ice cream and much more, so it will be very useful for parents to keep the kids busy.

DIY white puffy paint and artworks with tutorials (via www.sheknows.com)

DIY white puffy paint and artworks with tutorials (via www.sheknows.com)

Puffy Paint Without Chemicals

If you prefer puffy paint without any chemicals, look at this recipe. This puffy paint contains flour, baking soda, salt and food coloring – no glue, no shaving cream. But keep in mind that this paint lasts for about 5 days and after that, it starts to smell! So be cautious with it and still prevent kids from consuming it, it’s not the healthiest food in the world.

DIY non-toxic puffy paint of flour, baking soda and salt (via teachingmama.org)

DIY non-toxic puffy paint of flour, baking soda and salt (via teachingmama.org)

This recipe requires the use of a microwave for a few seconds to achieve the results, but it does not use any glue which some other puffy paint recipes require. The contents is basically the same as in the previous recipe, there’s no glue or shaving cream inside. Let your kids have much fun and create artworks with puffy paint.

DIY no glue puffy paint (via www.emmaowl.com)

DIY no glue puffy paint (via www.emmaowl.com)