Puffy Paint Art Recipe
This puffy paint art recipe is great for preschool sensory exploration and art in one! Preschoolers are sure to love this easy to make paint. We've made it easy for educators too with a simple recipe including photos for reference.
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First you will need to gather materials, fortunately this recipe requires basic materials that you may already have on hand.
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In a bowl mix together equal parts of shaving cream and glue until well combined. This step is perfect for preschoolers to practice measurement and then build arm & hand strength by mixing.
Divide the mixture into smaller bowls based on the number of different colors you are making - save some of the plain white on the original bowl.
*Try offering your preschooler primary colors to allow them to create their own custom colors and explore color blending.
Spoon the mixture into piping bags, this makes it easier for preschoolers to be more precise with their creation.
*ziploc bags make great piping bags, simple snip the bottom corner of the bag.
Use piping bag colors to paint your gingerbread person!
Place gingerbread printables in sheet protectors or laminate them to make this a reusable activity.
Try printing on card stock, children can then design directly on the paper and make a lasting creation.
Don't forget to explore the changes in texture as the art dries!
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