homemade puffy paint

@loved1 (5336)
United States
September 14, 2006 1:52pm CST
Did you know you can make your own puffy paint? I use 1/2 white school glue and 1/2 shaving cream. Just mix it in a bowl and add some tempera paint or food coloring to get the shade you want. It is really fluffy and looks sooo cool when dry. The kids love it!
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6 responses
• United States
7 Feb 07
What a wonderful tip thank you! I wish I would have known that when I was making "I'm gonna be a big sister" shirts for my daughter. I spent alot of money on paints that I've only used once. Now that baby number 3 is on the way I will use this idea to make more shirts for both kids!
@loved1 (5336)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I am pretty sure this would wash out in the laundry. I use washable school glue and shaving cream is just soap. It looks really cool when it dries on paper though.
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• United States
8 Feb 07
Aww thats too bad but I just found another cool project to do with my four year old lol thanks.
@loved1 (5336)
• United States
8 Feb 07
I'll give you another tip about this too. I buy washable school glue in a gallon jug from the discount school supply catalog. They have tons of great deals on craft supplies if your children love to be creative.
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
18 Jan 07
This is a wonderful idea. I am loosing my vision and we are using puff paint to put on the buttons on the microwave, tv, and such. It is such a great help. This will save me a small fortune. That stuff is expensive. I am writing this down now. Thanks so much.
@loved1 (5336)
• United States
18 Jan 07
That is a good idea for those who are vision impaired!
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• United States
6 Feb 07
Thanks for "Best Response"
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
6 Feb 07
Can I paint my office with it? I would like to have it look like clouds please. :) Actually it sounds like it would be a great time and I am just a 54 year old kid anyways.
@loved1 (5336)
• United States
7 Feb 07
That is so funny. I have a feeling you and I would get into lots of messes if we lived next door to each other. I think I like to make messes more than the children do.
@stailgate (2363)
• United States
15 Jan 07
This is another great idea!! When you mean half and half, do you mean that if I want a half cup of one color then I add half cup of glue with a half cup of shaving cream? this sounds really neat.
@loved1 (5336)
• United States
18 Jan 07
I just meant use equal amounts of shaving cream and glue. It probably depends on the type of shaving cream you use how much you will end up with. Some kinds are fluffier than others.
• United States
8 Feb 07
What a great idea!! We will have to use this at craft time. My kiddos are gonna love it!!! Thanks for the great sharing!!
• United States
8 Feb 07
Thanks for the information. My little ones are gonna love using fluffy paint during craft time. What a great idea!!