Making puffy paint

All summer long, we’re going to show you easy crafts you can do at home with the kids. You just need a few items and you may already have some, if not all of them, already! This week we’re making puffy paint.


  • Shaving Cream
  • White glue
  • Food coloring
  • Bowls
  • Paint brushes
  • Paper



  • In a bowl, mix equal parts glue and shaving cream
    • Eyeball it. No measuring necessary unless you really want to wash them
  • Add a couple drops of food coloring and stir
    • It will look light, but color will darken as it dries
  • Paint!!



  • Try different color construction paper to see how the colors look
  • Try adding a little more glue or a little more shaving cream to see how the look/texture differs when dry