This thick, puffy paint made with shaving cream is a fun project to try out with your kids. Unlike other paints, this one actually works best when it’s thick and gloppy. We made up several different colors and printed a rainbow on card stock to fill in with the puffy paints. The kids had a blast!

Materials Needed

  • Shaving cream ($1.00)
  • White school glue ($1.50)
  • Food coloring
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Paint brushes
  • Card stock


  1. Mix equal parts white glue and shaving cream.
  2. Stir in a few drops of food coloring.
  3. Let your kids enjoy this thick and fluffy paint! Once their creation is complete and before it starts to dry, you can add some glitter to give it a little sparkle.
  4. Clean up easily with water!

Make This Easy Homemade Puffy Paint with the Kids!