Ice Cream Puffy Paint

puff paint preschool recipe

I have been intending to try to make my own puffy paint, so I decided that this was a perfect opportunity. I did some research before I started, and I found this post from Meaningful Mama very helpful.

You can see some of the paint is runnier in a few pictures- that’s because I’m terrible at actually following a recipe, and ended up just dumping ingredients. I do recommend following a recipe for this one.

Puffy Paint Recipe

Puffy Paint Ingredients

puffy paint recipeSqueeze Bottles 1 for each color you want to make

sillicone bowl or a few plastic bags

3/4 cup shaving cream

1/4 cup white glue

1/4 cup flour

Food Coloring or liquid watercolors

glitter (optional, but FUN!)


puff paint recipe

This is super simple- combine the ingredients, stir until everything is mixed really well. The hardest part is getting it in the squeeze bottles. I used silicone bowls so I could squeeze and make a little spout. The paint was too thick for a funnel. The other thing that would work well is to spoon the paint into a sandwhich bag, cut the end off and pipe it into the squeeze bottle. Also, make sure you don’t cut the tip of the squeeze bottle too large!

That’s all! I ended up making a couple of batches and got a little loose with the ratios, so one ended up a little runnier than I would like.

letter i preschool activity

The paint dried puffy with a slight crust on top. It didn’t survive being poked and smashed, but if hung up, it would hold up well and look nice.

Letter I Preschool Activity Guide

The puffy paint recipe is part of a larger Letter I Preschool Activity Guide. To get the PDF version of the recipe, along with some other activities and coloring pages, sign up below to recieve the Alphabet Activity Guides. 

Here is what is included in the I for Ice Cream Activities:

  • The Letter I (capitalized and lower case) for your and your preschooler to decorate and color together.
  • Ice Cream Coloring Pages
  • Alphabet Matching: match the uppercase and lowercase letters.
  • A Letter I Mini-Book featuring dogs, ducks, dinosaurs, donuts, diggers, and dirt.
  • Pufffy Paint Recipe
  • Color by Letter Ice Cream Coloring Page
  • Super Simple Ice Cream Recipe
  • Number, Counting, and Addition activity ideas
  • Alphabet, Phonics, Site Word activity ideas
  • Free Ice Cream Printables and Manipulatives

puffy paint recipe

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