Kids love painting and puffy paint is even more fun! Did you know you could make your own using 3 ingredients you probably have at home?

It’s easy, cheap and looks amazing; the kids will be sure to love it.

DIY puffy paint

What you’ll need:

  • Shaving cream
  • white school glue
  • food dye


1. Mix equal parts of shaving cream and glue in a bowl.

2. Add a few drops of colour and mix.

3. Repeat to make more colours as desired.

4. Your paint is ready to use, use generous amounts when painting.

5. Leave your painting to dry.

My kids love puffy paint but it’s expensive to buy, this is a great alternative. I’ll definitely be making some for the upcoming school holidays

Have you made puffy paint before? Please add your comments below.

Image sources: onelittleproject.com

  • I haven’t seen puffy paint since I was a kid. How fun thanks


  • My grandkids had great fun with this over the holidays – thanks so much for sharing the recipe.


  • Looks like epic fun! I’m sure the kids would think so too!


  • This is great fun for school holidays!


  • I know a little 4 year old girl who would just love this.


  • What a brilliant idea.


  • Great idea!


  • Looks fun, but I would be afraid my youngest would like to eat this ;)


  • oh my boys will love this!


  • Ooh love this, will have to give it a try


  • Oh my gosh, I love this!
    It totally reminds me of the 90s when I was a kid and had puff pens for my clothes.
    I’m screaming at how cute this idea is. (:


  • I have seen another version of puffy paint. You mix baking powder with a little water and food colouring. Paint a picture, zap in microwave for a few secs and it’s meant to puff up. Haven’t actually tried it yet


  • what a fun project to try :) cheers for posting this


  • This is really cool. Never seen anything like it before


  • Wow awesome, I wonder how the paint stays puffy.


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