Halloween Puff Paint Recipe

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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 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!

*Pair with our Halloween Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!

Halloween Puff Paint Recipe

To make this fun and easy paint, you just need to gather a few simple supplies.

  • 1 1/2 cups shaving cream
  • 1 1/2 cups Elmer’s glue
  • 3 drops green food coloring (we used gel food coloring for all colors)
  • 1 drop purple 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.

*Teacher Tip: I recommend using gel food coloring for the best 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.

Sometimes I like to put it all out 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 too (Yay!). What will your kids create with this Halloween puff paint recipe?

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4 Comments

    1. Hi Beth,

      We have never tried to paint pumpkins with this puffy paint but it sounds like a fun idea! Please come back and let us know if it works out! 🙂

  1. Hi! I love this! We are virtually right now. Do you know if I make this and put it in cups, will it still be puffy in like 2-3 weeks? Or does it need to be made fresh?

    1. Hi Alyson,

      We recommend making this paint fresh for the best paint texture and learning experience with your kiddos. We hope you love it! 🙂

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