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How to Make Homemade Puffy Foam Paint

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Written by Darlene Michaud   



Puffy Foam Paint

If you kids like to paint, they are going to love painting with this homemade puffy foam paint.  Puffy foam paint is a paint that dries raised from the paper.  It dries to a plastic-like finish and is quite decorative.  You can use this puffy foam paint to add raised texture to paintings.  You can also use it to make raised designs on greeting cards or decorative objects like photo frames.  Read some of my tips on how to use this paint at the end of this article.

Step 1:  Get your ingredients.  To make homemade foam paint, you just need three ingredients: white glue like Elmer's glue, white shaving cream, and food coloring.

Step 2:  Mix equal parts of glue and shaving cream for each color of paint you want.

Step 3:  Add a drop or two of your desired choice of food coloring and mix with a toothpick or craft stick.

Step 4:  After you have your paint mixed, let it set for 2 minutes.

Step 5:  Use the homemade puffy foam paint as you would any craft paint.

Ideas for using your homemade puffy foam paint:

Snow covered Christmas cards:  Use plain white puffy foam paint to add snow details to any Christmas card.  You can add the paint to the trees that are depicted on the card or you can make little raised dotted snowflakes all over the card.

Decorative photo frames:  Take any plain photo frame and personalize it by writing someones name on the frame.  You can also add other details like flowers, butterflies, hearts, etc.  Then add your favorite photo to the frame.

Holiday Ornaments:  Use puffy foam paint to add decorative touches to holiday ornaments like Christmas ornaments, Easter eggs, Valentine's Day hearts and so much more! You can add the paint to existing ornaments that you already own, or you can cover Styrofoam shapes with puffy foam paint to create new ornaments.  Don't forget the glitter!

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DenaBolton said:

DenaBolton
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Well, this is pretty neat.
 
July 08, 2010
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jswana said:

jswana
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I have a young nephew I would like see do this at Christmas! Thanks for sharing this cool craft.
 
August 11, 2010
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Carl Benjamin said:

Carl Benjamin
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This is great for some crafts.
 
May 30, 2011
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