Home Made Puffy Paint For Kids

Keeping the kids entertained during isolation can be difficult. Finding new and creative ways to help them learn and explore is a great way to keep them occupied.

Learn new ways to get creative together as a family. Enjoy the benefits of cognitive development and hand eye coordination when putting this recipe together!

So why not try make our easy home made puffy paint for kids. It's fun and suitable for kids of all ages!

Studies have shown that learning through play is one of the most beneficial activities with children.

Home made puffy paint for kids

Option 1 - For the older kids!


  • Large mixing bowl

  • Paper or craft paper

  • Messy mat

  • 3/4 cup of shaving cream

  • 1/4 cup of white glue

  • 1/4 cup of flour

  • Food colouring of your choice


1. Add the ingredients into a large mixing bowl.

2. Mix until well combined.

3. Separate into bowls and add your food colouring of your choice.

Tip* The recommendation for this activity is to place the puffy paint into squeezable bottles, this paint drys in the air so using paint brushes may become difficult to spread your new creation. This also prevents any spills or flicks and saves your furniture!

Option 2 - For the younger kids!

While the recipe above is for older children this recipe below can be used for all ages! No matter the age your children can get involved.


  • Large mixing bowl

  • Whisk or hand mixer

  • Large tub and play mat

  • 1/4 cup of water

  • Favourite bubble bath

  • Food colouring of your choice

  • Utensils of your choice eg, Spoons, spatulas, measuring cups.


1. Add 1/4 cup of water, 6/7 good squirts of bubble bath and your choice of food colouring into your large mixing bowl.

2. Using your whisk or hand mixer mix for around two minutes or until foamy.

3. Once you have completed all your colours place them into your large tub and place on top of your play mat (this prevents spills).

4. add in your utensils, this allows the children to explore and play in all different ways!

These activities allow your children to explore their imagination and allow for hours of fun and imaginative play. There are many benefits when it comes to your child learning through play.

Some of these include brain development, emotional expression, hand eye coordination, fine motor skills and creativity.

Don't forget to share your kids wonderful and messy fun! We would love to see the results of some hands on play. Don't forget to share and tag us in your adventures on facebook.

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