Amazing Puffy Paint DIY!

Puff-paint is no longer the relic of painfully psychedelic, badly appliquéd 80s wardrobes. Today, it’s a totally fun way to take painting pictures to the next level — by making them 3D!

Amazing Puffy Paint DIY!

Make rainbow landscapes come alive, balloons ‘pop’, and assorted creatures seem closer to the real thing with this super-simple DIY project.

The result is hours of creating, prodding, poking, and FUN.

Plus, the recipe is 100% foolproof; even if you have a few ‘helping’ hands in mixing up the paint ingredients, exact amounts aren’t necessary to make that puff-power texture.

3 basic home staples are all you need:

Shaving cream
White school glue
Food colouring


1. Mix equal amounts of shaving cream and white glue until you have the texture you want.

2. Pour a generous amount of the white glue into a small bowl or container.

3. Add an equal amount of shaving cream to the bowl. (Guesstimations are fine – you can’t really mess it up.)

4. Add 10-15 drops of food colouring to the mixture. Keep in mind that as the puffy paint dries, the colour will intensify.

5. Stir it all up.

6. Repeat the process for as many colours as you’d like.

7. Start painting! (You’ll need to add a generous amount of paint to your paper for a serious puff effect.)

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