Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Puff Paint

In this week's craft for 2s and 3s, and in the past for other groups (and in the future, I'm sure) we've been using our own "puff paint" to create the illusion of fluffy snow.  Many have asked the secret of this very cool product.  It's simple.  It's just shaving cream and Elmer's glue.  The tricky part is the proportion of each, but I tend to like a mixture that has more shaving cream and less glue which tends to stay puffier and looks more like whipped cream when dry.  I would say it is roughly 2 parts shaving cream to 1 part glue by volume. The greater the proportion of glue, the harder and more compact the end result will be, so many recommend equal parts glue to shaving cream.  Experiment!  Add food coloring or powdered tempura paint.  Add glitter because glitter makes everything better!  Have fun.

1 comment:

  1. She's very pretty! I love mixed media, too, and want to experiment more with it in future. Thanks for the inspiring example. :) car paint