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We made our own paint for this puffy paint snowman craft, and the paint turned out to be a-maz-ing. The dried puffy paint was thick, lofty, and spongy. It was the perfect puffy paint for making a 3-D winter snowman that comes alive on the page.
Note: You’ll find more winter craft ideas on my Winter Activities for Kids page.
To make puffy paint, I simply combined approximately equal parts glue and shaving cream in a container and mixed them together with a paint brush. Super simple!
The resulting paint was thick, with a texture more like glue than shaving cream. Due to its thickness, it doesn’t brush on as easily as regular paint. Plus, you will want to apply it very thickly so the final product will have a fluffy, puffy appearance.
We used the puffy paint to create “balls of snow” on our paper, stacking the balls on top of each other to build a puffy snowman.
We waited a day for the paint to dry. As you can see in the picture, the paint stayed very puffy even after drying. The kids enjoyed its spongy texture as well. I will be honest and say that I had not expected it to turn out nearly as well as it did. I was afraid the paint would lose its fluffiness as it dried, but it did not.
The kids’ puffy paint snowmen turned out quite adorable. Yay for another successful art project!
More winter resources
More snowman posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Snowman crafts to make this winter
- Plastic bottle snowman craft
- Sticky paper snowman craft
- Cotton ball snowman craft
- Shredded paper snowman craft
- Snowman do-a-dot printables
- Color the snowman buttons activity
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