3 Ingredient DIY Foam Paint

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DIY Foam Paint

DIY Foam Paint

3 Ingredient DIY Foam Paint – It’s that time of year again. The kids are officially out of school and on summer holidays. Unfortunately our kids were off school 2 weeks early due to a teacher’s strike so I had to be proactive in creating some new summer activities early.  I had a couple of Noelle’s friends over the other day and we were looking for something to do so I decided foam painting may be fun – we’ve never tried that before. I looked up some recipes online and found that I had all the ingredients I need to create this fun concoction.

Making foam paint is as easy as it gets. You’ve got your shaving cream, your craft/school glue and your food coloring – that’s it!

Mix equal parts shaving cream and glue into a ziplock bag, add your desired food coloring and then, with the bag sealed, squish the bag together until all your ingredients are nicely mixed together. Have your little artists create a layout for their design on a semi-rigid material (I used large white cardboard envelopes) and when they’re ready for the foam simply cut off a corner at the bottom of the bag and use like you’re piping icing. Once the art has been completed, set aside so the foam can dry and solidify overnight.

Looking for more…Kids (and their parents) will love these fun 40 projects that include simple beading, sewing, felting, bookmaking, and so much more in the book Craft Camp: Over 40 Fun Projects for Kids

3 ingredient DIY Foam Paint3 ingredient DIY Foam Paint

3 ingredient DIY Foam Paint


22 Comments on 3 Ingredient DIY Foam Paint

  1. Charles Turnbaugh
    July 9, 2014 at 10:10 AM (5 years ago)

    First of all, thank you for all of the creative projects. Your ideas, among others, kept my hands busy throughout this past winter. But I feel compelled to make comment about how so many of your good
    ideas come as a result of keeping the kids interested and busy.

    • Jamey
      January 19, 2016 at 12:04 PM (3 years ago)

      Thanks so much Charles, how sweet of you to give such lovely comment. Compliments are always valued and appreciated.
      ~ Jamey

  2. Gail Lemon
    July 12, 2014 at 10:43 AM (5 years ago)

    Great activity for failed summer camp.

  3. Danielle
    July 19, 2014 at 2:15 AM (5 years ago)

    Lovely, so easy! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Iraida Santos
    July 29, 2014 at 8:46 AM (5 years ago)

    love crafts and also recipes, lots of ideals for kids

  5. Lyndsy
    August 8, 2014 at 6:36 AM (5 years ago)

    How do you determine equal parts glue and shaving cream? Weight? The amount that fits in a cup?
    Does it stay poofy when it dries?

    • Jamey
      March 11, 2015 at 8:43 AM (4 years ago)

      Hi Lyndsy. Great question. I used volume for mine and it still worked although weight probably makes for sense logically. Yes, it stays poofy when it dries and smells just like shaving cream.
      ~ Jamey

  6. brandi
    August 8, 2014 at 8:55 PM (5 years ago)

    This is cool! Please add me to your mailing list. Thx

    • Jamey
      March 11, 2015 at 8:41 AM (4 years ago)

      Brandi… I just added you. Thanks.
      ~ Jamey

  7. happy hunter
    November 2, 2014 at 10:49 PM (5 years ago)

    It’s a nice DIY … thank you

  8. Rachelle
    January 18, 2015 at 1:53 AM (4 years ago)

    Looooove! Thanks. How sticky/messy is this on little hands and clothes?

  9. Dominika
    January 26, 2015 at 1:00 AM (4 years ago)

    Wow it’s great idea for the kids. Thanks for an inspiration:D regards

  10. Karen Hannah
    February 20, 2015 at 12:54 PM (4 years ago)

    Jamey this looks like great fun, I stumbled across it on Pinterest (I think? You know what it’s like when you click on a hundred things!) Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. pushpa
    June 4, 2015 at 1:37 AM (4 years ago)

    wow…thank you for sharing…simple and ceative…

  12. Amanda Hutzel
    August 4, 2016 at 10:32 AM (3 years ago)

    Love making little things for .y kids

  13. meatra
    November 9, 2017 at 6:33 PM (2 years ago)

    is it messy?

  14. Lee
    May 25, 2018 at 4:19 PM (1 year ago)

    Could this be used for gnome houses? Roof would be 3 inches all around? Or should we think of something else? Does is shrivel up while drying??

  15. Layla
    June 23, 2018 at 2:18 AM (1 year ago)

    OMG THIS IS SO GOOD!,great idea for kids…………Thx

  16. Laura
    September 18, 2018 at 9:08 AM (10 months ago)

    Can paint be used in place of food colouring

  17. Aabama
    February 21, 2019 at 9:56 AM (5 months ago)

    Looks like so much fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Lyuda
    March 27, 2019 at 7:51 AM (4 months ago)

    Do you use just good ole fashioned Elmerโ€™s white glue?

  19. Anonymous
    May 8, 2019 at 8:34 AM (2 months ago)

    what materials are needed


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