Homemade - Spring! - Puffy Paint

diy homemade puffy paint for kids crafts
Photo Source: One Crafty Mumma

Last summer, Cindy of Skip To My Lou sponsored a craft camp running for 30 days and featuring 30 bloggers with a unique craft to share {that's 30 crafts in all!}. Perusing the archives, we found this great recipe for homemade puffy paint from Melissa at One Crafty Mumma that seems just perfect for spring crafting! Here are a few ways we'd suggest incorporating this fun art material into your craft time!

Puffy Paint & Unique Utensils

With a variety of colors to experiment with, have your child(ren) or students explore the painting process with different painting tools:

  • Q-tips
  • Plastic condiment bottles {can be found inexpensively at Walmart}
  • Various sizes and styles of paint brushes
  • Paint scrapers
  • Piping bags with various tips {like those used to ice cookies or cakes}
  • Drinking straws
  • Toothpicks

Project Ideas

  • Have students decorate Easter egg cutouts to use as a classroom border, garland, or picture accent.
  • Invite students to add "texture" and dimension to various spring animal drawings or cutouts - creating vibrant yellow feathered chicks, wooly lambs, furry bunnies, etc.
  • Design a beautiful spring garden of puffy flowers.
  • Have students study, research, then draw their favorite insect using the puffy paint.
  • For some messy fun, provide students with a tray and, creating blobs of paint, see how many they can 'stack' on top of each other.

For the puffy paint recipe, be sure to visit Melissa's full post at One Crafty Mumma!

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