This article is about DIY: Puffy Paint, perfect for painting shopkins! SUPPLIES:
-Shaving Cream (not gel)
-large mixing container as cream expands
Puffy paint is a novel way to create a multi dimensional artwork that both children and adults will enjoy! Introducing different mediums for being creative allows children to express their thoughts in different ways. Have children help you mix the ingredients together, talk about the measurements and consistency of the mixture as it develops. Talk about the texture of the paint, is it lumpy? Is it smooth? What does it look like? Experiment with different methods of applying the puffy paint to create different effects. Using cotton buds or paint brushes will offer children the opportunity to create more intricate detail to their paintings. How interesting and fun for young children. (And also for parents)
A while ago we had a go at puffy shaving cream snowman. This worked really well and I wanted to try other types of puffy paint.
So I browsed Pinterest for puffy paint ideas. Mama had a recipe, that I thought we would try out. Only basic supplies were used, which I already had. Today I decided I would try it out while was at home to iron out any wrinkles with it. I also decided it would be fun to try colouring in a picture using it. As it is December I printed off some Christmas pictures but you could use any pictures you fancy.
I didn’t have any black food colouring so I decided to colour these bits in with pen. Then I got going with the bottles of puffy paint. I had empty hair dye bottles handy. I’d been wanting to try it for a while so had them saved up.
I also didn’t have any white, so fell back on the shaving foam paint for Santa. I love this paint. Another time I’m going to try colouring this. This paint also works well with glitter.
Now ready for when I Wanted a go with the paints.