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Foam Art

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Coloring on a two-dimensional surface is a staple activity for kids – but creating 3-D art with foam?  Welcome a whole new world of exciting possibilities!  Say hello to fluffy, puffy, make-it-yourself paint.

Making a batch of foam paint is a breeze.  Create a few colors for variety’s sake and spoon them into Ziploc bags.  Then let the foamy fun begin!

What You Will Need:

  • Shaving cream
  • Craft glue
  • Food coloring
  • Cardstock or heavy paper


  • Mix equal parts shaving cream and craft glue
  • Spoon into a Ziploc baggie
  • Cut one corner off the bag
  • Paint by squeezing the bag onto the cardstock or heavy paper as if you were frosting a cake with a pastry bag
  • Leave overnight to dry

Warning: This activity can get messy!

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Playing with foam paint is best done outside, or at least on a table with plenty of newspaper if it must be done inside.  Show your child how to squeeze paint out of the bag at first.

Encourage your kid to paint sun and clouds with the thick and foamy textures, or whatever else they’re inspired to paint.  Dots, abstract designs, and even squiggles are great.

After your child’s picture—or pictures—is complete, leave overnight to dry.  The puffy foam paint will grow and harden to make a wondrous object d’art.

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  1. tammy smith says:

    this sound like a great idea for my granddaughters.

  2. Susan Wilder says:

    This definitely looks to be right up my two grandsons allies! They are both 4 & 6 years old and I must practice with this first! They will certainly love this craft! Thank you for sharing this!

  3. What a fun craft and thank you for sharing.

  4. lana simanovicki says:

    this is to cool I love it

  5. looks like fun, but messy!!