Puffy paint for kids is fun to make and play with. Here are five ways to make it for a sensory art experience and 3D art.
Updated May 2022
We don’t know what it is with PUFFY PAINT but every child we know has loved puffy paint art activities.
We’ve tried our share of different DIY puffy paint recipes as well as store bought puffy paints and we thought we’d share five of our favorites.
Give one of these puffy paint ideas a try with your kids for a fun sensory experience while creating 3D artwork.
5 Ways to Make Puffy Paint for Kids
1. DIY Puffy Paint for Kids
This puffy paint is amazing! It’s the puffiest of puffy paint, puffing up even more after it’s dried.
2. Microwave Puffy Paint Art
Watch it puff up before your eyes as it cooks for 30 seconds in the microwave! Add essential oils for an added sensory element.
3. A Salt Puffy Paint Recipe
It’s raised and little kids love to mix it, squeeze it out, and create art with it but I wouldn’t call it puffy per se. It dries 3D but is hard and crystalline.
4. Foam Paint Process Art
So puffy! So foamy! You can make DIY foam paint or splurge for the store-bought version. Either one is a guaranteed hit!
5. Shaving Cream + Paint
What kid doesn’t love shaving cream? You can combine shaving cream and paint for a DIY foam paint experience, swirl the paint into the shaving cream for a gorgeous marbling effect, or use the shaving cream as a sensory material, with or without paint.
How about you? Have you tried puffy paint art with your kids?
More Sensory Art Ideas for Kids
- The Ultimate Guide to Sensory Play
- What is Sensory Play & Why It’s Important for Kids
- Easy Foam Painting for Kids
- Art & Sensory Play for Toddlers
- DIY Puffy Paint for Kids
- Shaving Cream Sensory Play Ideas for Kids
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