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Puffy Paint

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From: Aussie Childcare Network

Puffy Paint

Children will have fun painting with puffy paint which puffs up when it dries. 

Materials Needed: 

  • 3/4 cup shaving cream
  • 1/4 cup white glue 
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • Food Colouring

What to do: 

  • Mix all ingredients together until completely combined.
  • Putting your puffy paints in a squeeze bottle works/or mix in bowls to use with paintbrushes. 

Hints and Tips

  • Add puffy paint into zip lock bags for children to squeeze to paint. 
  • Add more glue if necessary to change the consistency. 
  • If it's too thick add water. 
  • Needs air to dry. 


Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 2 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    Following directions.

    Play and create. 

    Ask questions.

  • Play Based Learning: Sensory Play, Manipulative Play, Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Art and Craft
  • Games Categories: Art and Craft
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 4
  • Sub Outcomes:

    4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another.

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