Make Your Own Puffy Paint!

This week’s blog post tells you how to make puffy paint, a kid-favorite in the museum!

Puffy Paint

We use puffy paint fairly often as part of our weekly craft at the museum. We’ve used it to paint marshmallows in a hot cocoa craft, fluffy clouds, ice cream cones and snowmen! It’s fun to use, easy to make and has a great texture! It feels like foam when it dries. The kids love it, and so do we!

You probably already have the ingredients to make your own puffy paint at home. If not, it has two simple ingredients you can pick up for cheap at the grocery store. Next time you’re looking for a fun craft to entertain your kids, you can use the following recipe for some puffy paint fun:


  • Shaving Cream
  • Elmer’s  White School Glue


  • Mix equal parts shaving cream and glue together in a bowl.  (Try 1/2 cup of each for starters!)
  • You can add food coloring if you like to give your paint some color, or even some glitter to give it some sparkle
  • Start painting and have some fun!

If you need some ideas, you can find all sorts of fun puffy paint craft ideas on Pinterest! If you feel like sharing photos of your puffy paint adventures, feel free to tag us on Facebook, or email them to!

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