It’s October, and while we are having so much fun with our Halloween play dough kit, we are ready to add another sensory element of fun to this month with this Halloween puff paint recipe! Easy to make and oh so fun to paint with, kids will love this Halloween activity and will beg for more puff paint for seasons to come!
Gather Your Supplies
To get this fun paint ready, you just need to gather a few simple supplies.
- 1 1/2 cups shaving cream
- 1 1/2 cups Elmer’s glue
- 1 drop purple food coloring (we used gel food coloring for all colors)
- 3 drops green food coloring
- 2 drops orange food coloring
- glitter (optional)
- paint smocks (optional)
Puff Paint Recipe
Now comes the fun part!
After all your supplies are ready, add 1/2 cup shaving cream each to 3 separate bowls.
Then, mix in 1/2 cup of glue to each bowl and stir well.
Next comes the fun colors!
Add 2 drops of orange coloring to one bowl and stir.
Add 3 drops of green coloring to another bowl and stir
Add 1 drop of purple coloring to the final bowl and stir.
*Reminder from the supply list that we used gel food coloring for better color achievement.
After the paint is all mixed – the best part begins!
You can choose to use paintbrushes if you wish, but truly, this paint is awesome to let kids get their hands in.
They LOVE the puffy texture and the smooth mixing of the colors.
It’s great to put on a tabletop and let a few kids try at a time.
Foam puffy paint is wonderful for sensory play, and it is fairly easy clean up (yay!)
What will your kids create with Halloween puff paint?
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