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Rainbow and clouds made out of puffy paint.

Make your own Puffy Paint with these simple ingredients.


3 c. of shaving cream (foam not gel)
1 c. flour
1 c. white glue
Food coloring or paint
Zippered sandwich bags
Sturdy paper (poster board, tag board, cardboard, watercolor paper, or paper plates)


Combine the shaving cream, flour, and glue in a large bowl without over-mixing. (You want to keep the air bubbles in the shaving cream.) Divide the white puffy paint mixture between 3 to 4 small bowls, and stir in a few squirts of food coloring or paint to each bowl, again being careful not to over-mix. Spoon the puffy paint into sandwich bags. Seal each bag (add duct tape to help keep it closed if your kids are vigorous squeezers), then cut a small corner off. Squeeze the foam paint through the small hole onto your paper or board, making puffy lines, dots, and designs. Let dry overnight. You’ll notice the foam paint gets even puffier over time. It will remain puffy to the touch even after it dries.