This week, for Try It Tuesday I thought I would share one of our favorite “creative recipes”. If you haven’t tried making puffy paint, you are definitely going to want to make some after you see how easy, and fun this recipe is to make! In case you missed last week’s post, Try It Tuesday is where my daughter Little C, and I, try some of our favorite ideas from around the web, and share our experiences with our readers. Over the past two years, we have tried quite a few different activities, and we have a lot to share! Puffy paint is such a fun way to add texture to your art projects, and my daughter has lot of fun helping me mix the ingredients together. Here are a few of our past puffy paint projects.
- Shaving cream (not shaving gel)
- PVA glue (school glue)
- 1/4 C. Measuring cup
- Spoons to stir with
- A bowl, or plate to mix the paint in.
- A paint brush, or a circle sponge brush.
- Optional- Food coloring, and glitter
- Gather your materials listed on the list above.
- Squirt a small amount of shaving cream into your measuring cup, and level it off with the back of your spoon. You want to make sure your cup is full, but not overflowing. Your ratio of shaving cream, to glue, needs to be three parts shaving cream, and one part glue. I like to use a 1/4 cup measuring cup, fill it up, level it off, and scoop it out three times.
- Fill your 1/4 cup up with glue, and scoop it out on top of your pile of shaving cream.
- Mix your shaving cream, and glue together thoroughly.
- Optional- Stir in glitter, or a little bit of food coloring.
- Let your child have fun painting! It works best if you paint it by dabbing it onto the paper. I found it easier if you give your child a circular dabbing sponge brush, or make your own paint brush with a clothes pin, and a cotton ball. Both of these “paint brushes” are pictured below. Sometimes I print out a template, and let my daughter use it as a stencil, and sometimes I let her have free style fun, and go puffy paint crazy all over several sheets of paper.
What are you waiting for? Go grab some glue, and shaving cream, and get painting! I hoped you liked today’s Try It Tuesday activity. Check back next Tuesday to see what else we have in store. Is there anything you would like to see Little C try out? Let us know what you would like to see more of in the comments below. We have a long list of things we would love to share, and we are open to suggestions of what else you think we should try.