Three Ingredient Puffy Paint

You know me, I’m a teacher, and an Early Years teacher at that.

This means a lot of hands-on sensory activities to develop and stimulate young minds, and lots of chances for me to experiment with great arts and crafts ideas I find on the interweb!

This week, we tried out Puffy Paint!

Puffy Paint

Literally, three ingredients!

  • PVA/white/school glue
  • White shaving foam
  • Food colouring

And some containers and old lolly sticks to stir.

  1. All you need to do is pour some glue in a pot and add approximately the equal amount of shaving foam to it. I used around 2 tablespoons of glue then squirted the shaving foam in.
  2. Use the lolly stick to fold these two ingredients together, as if folding sugar into egg whites. You don’t want to lose the air in the foam.
  3. Once at the required consistency, add a few drops of food colouring, and mix again.

And there you have it!

Puffy paint ready for action! #puffypaint #eyfs #creative #artsandcrafts

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I made up 8 pots, including a white one, and the kids loved it!

Puffy paintings looking Good! #eyfs #creative #art #puffypaint

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You can use a brush to blob the paint on paper or card, then once completed, leave to dry, overnight preferably, to get a wonderfully textured finish that is soft and spongy to touch!

The children really enjoyed the different feel of the paint, and they were intrigued by my sample painting, with these foam-like areas that were soft to touch.

They are so excited to be able to take their works of art home after the weekend!

54 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. manyofus1980
    May 02, 2018 @ 22:14:41

    Wow! I have to try this for our littles! Thanks Ritu! xxx

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  2. mistybooks
    Mar 25, 2018 @ 17:14:29

    I so need to try this. Fortunately I inherited a lot of grandkids when I got remarried 😀

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  3. thebeasley
    Mar 25, 2018 @ 14:44:42

    This paint looks lush! I really want a play of it. This could be something I could with my daughter over Easter x

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  4. Judy E Martin
    Mar 25, 2018 @ 14:32:22

    I love the idea of these, Sis. So creative and yet easy for parents to make! 🙂

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  5. Jennie
    Mar 25, 2018 @ 14:10:35

    This sounds wonderful, Ritu. Does it eventually completely harden? Gotta try it!

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  6. Nisthur
    Mar 25, 2018 @ 13:05:11

    Wow

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  7. beehalton2
    Mar 25, 2018 @ 11:19:35

    That looks rather cool!

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  8. thatblogwherecheriemovestogermany
    Mar 25, 2018 @ 09:39:29

    This looks like fun! But, I do not have any littles around to make this for 😦

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  9. rachaelstray
    Mar 25, 2018 @ 09:29:40

    This looks and sounds brilliant. I bet the kids really enjoyed it!

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  10. Losing the Plot
    Mar 25, 2018 @ 09:18:06

    So far my boys have shown zero interest in craft or art, could this finally be the thing that awakens their inner Van Gough?

    Probably not, but I still might give it a try 😉

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  11. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 23:12:25

    Great! This forces creativity to the max. Well done! [All OK with the birds and Sonu Singh? LOL Seems Sonu is really like Garfield.] Have a good weekend. Michael

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  12. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 23:10:26

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  13. syl65
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 22:36:43

    My imaginative and creative Sister!!

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  15. Ritu
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 19:55:06

    Thanks 😊

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  16. afternoonofsundries
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 17:18:26

    Ooooooh Connor would love that! I need to get tot he discount store and pick up some shaving cream!

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  17. dfrajman@shaw.ca
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 16:32:51

    Be honest here Ritu. Who had more fun, you or the kids. 😉

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  18. scr4pl80
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 15:17:02

    OMG those glue people have some marketer working for them! Between the slime craze and now this I’m sure we will run out of glue again at Michaels. What does it do to the paper? Does it make it buckle? I’m thinking of using it in my card making and scrapbooking – LOL!

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  19. elementhealing
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 14:13:34

    What a fun idea. the kids must have had a blast. Your the favorite teacher in the school aren’t you 🙂

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  20. Jim
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 13:31:47

    wow! you are so crafty! 🙂

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  21. Erika Kind
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 13:29:06

    I can imagine how much the kids enjoy this!

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  22. April Munday
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 12:15:14

    I saw the pictures on Instagram last night and had no idea what it was about, but it looks like a lot of fun.

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  23. a mindful traveler
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 12:12:01

    Looks so cool Ritu, I love the pastel colours. X

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  24. zobelloindia
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 12:07:32

    Looks all amazing..

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