Mind Body Soul Summer: Puffy Paint

Offering children opportunities to use a variety of materials for art, beyond the traditional pencil and paper, can strengthen imagination, creativity and problem-solving skills! A masterpiece with puffy paint (and of course making your own with our recipe) will be a summer hit!

MATERIALS:

3 cups shaving cream(not gel), 1 cup flour, 1 cup glue, food coloring, bowl(s), spoon, ziploc bags, scissors, sturdy paper or cardboard

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Mix shaving cream, flour and glue together without over mixing
  2. This step is for multiple colors. Divide the white puffy paint mixture between 3 to 4 small bowls 
  3. Add a few drops of food coloring to each bowl, careful not to over mix.
  4. Spoon the puffy paint into individual sandwich bags.
  5. Cut a small tip out of one corner of a filled ziploc and use it like frosting piping on paper.  Allow to dry.

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