Homemade Puff Paint for Kids

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My kids are really excited about the new Minion movie that is coming out this summer. To celebrate we made some Homemade Puff Paint recipe.

You won’t believe how easy this is to make. You have to do it! Perfect summer boredom buster!

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How to Make Homemade Minion Puff Paint

This only takes three simple ingredients.


Take equal parts of glue and shaving cream and toss them in a zippy bag. I like to use the ones that glide closed so you know it is sealed!

Smooch it around.

Then add the food coloring.

Smooch it around some more until the color is evenly distributed in the bag.

Use the scissors to cut the corner of the bag for painting. The less you cut the more controlled your flow of puff paint will be.

Repeat this process for each of the colors you want to make.

minion puff paint  (1)

Paint away!

We used some black construction paper and the colors were super vibrant.

This is a great dexterity building and fine motor exercise for little kids.

It is also a fun way name practice opportunity or a way to study and write spelling words. Make it fun!

If you leave it to dry, the paint will set. Pretty cool!

puff paint name practice (1)

Make a spill? No worries! They clean up with water and a rag.

minion mess

Things To Do with Puff Paint:

  • practice writing your name
  • practice writing your numbers
  • color recognition
  • practice drawing your shapes
  • make a birthday card (let it dry)
  • make puff paint ice cream crafts

Homemade Puff Paint for Kids

Homemade Puff Paint for Kids

This homemade puff paint is perfect for all ages and made very easy!


  • shaving cream
  • school glue
  • food coloring
  • kid scissors
  • gallon storage bag for mixing
  • Bounty paper towels


  1. Place equal parts of shaving cream and glue into a Ziploc bag.
  2. Mix well to combine then add a few drops of food coloring to the bag. Mix to combine completely. Use scissors to cut a small corner from the bag for piping.
  3. Repeat for each color your desire to mix.


  1. This looks so fun!!! My little 5yr would LOOOOOVE this! Shes really big into making projects so this is right up her ally! Its up mine too since it looks really cheap!

  2. too cool!! this would be such a great activity with the grands or for the grands if they aren’t around. I can’t wait to give it a try! Love the colors and great tute! Thanks for sharing with Snickerdoodle!

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