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 June 2023
We don’t know what it is with PUFFY PAINT but every child we know loves it!
We’ve tried our share of different recipes along with store bought paints and here are our favorites.
Give one of these ideas a try with your kids for a fun sensory experience while creating 3D artwork.
5 Puffy Paint Ideas
This paint is amazing! It’s the puffiest of paints, puffing up even more after it’s dried!
Watch it puff up before your eyes as it cooks for 30 seconds in the microwave! Add essential oils for an added sensory element.
Using our recipe from #2, but in fun holiday colors! Try this at Christmas or in the winter and paint seasonal themes.
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.
What kid doesn’t love shaving cream? You can combine shaving cream and paint for a DIY foam paint experience. Paint animals, toys, cars, etc. Kids love this stuff!
You can make DIY foam paint or splurge for the store-bought version. Either one is a guaranteed hit!
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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