Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Puffy Paint Hearts: A Fun & Easy Valentine's Day Craft Kids Will Love {Tuesday Talk}

Happy Love Month! It's hard to believe that we are already one week into February, and that Valentine's Day is just one short week away. 2017 is flying by!

Before I share this adorable Valentine's Day craft, I just want to mention how excited I am to be joining a group of amazing bloggers as a new host for Tuesday Talk! I've been linking up my posts on this weekly link party for well over a year, so I was thrilled when I was asked to be a host. You can grab my button and link up any of your posts below!

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too

I love making holidays special for my four kids, and Valentine's Day is no exception! I know it isn't a big holiday in the grand scheme of things, but we still have fun celebrating. We decorate the house with hearts, make valentines and valentine boxes, and spend the first half of February baking and making heart-themed crafts.  It's just such a fun way to celebrate those we love most!

We kicked off our Valentine's Day crafting with a really fun puffy paint hearts craft! My kids absolutely LOVE puffy paint. It's easy and inexpensive to make, and it has the coolest texture after it dries.  They have made so many adorable crafts using this awesome sensory paint!

Puffy Paint Hearts

INGREDIENTS:

  • Shaving Cream
  • White Glue
  • Food Coloring
  • Bowls
  • Spoons for mixing
  • Paint Brushes
  • Construction Paper
  • Sprinkles (optional)
 Puffy Paint

DIRECTIONS: 


1. Fill each bowl with shaving cream (1 bowl per batch/color).

2.  Add in the glue. Some "recipes" will tell you to mix equal amounts of glue and shaving cream, but I feel like that's too much. Start with a small amount, mix, then add more if needed. The texture needs to be thick and sticky, but foamy enough to be able to paint with. Basically, when you lift the spoon out of the bowl and shake it a little bit, the mixture should not slide off. That's when you know you got it right!

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3. Add drops of food coloring to each batch.  Start with just a few drops and add more if needed.

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4. Stir the mixture until the color is perfectly blended. It will look pretty and good enough to eat! (My toddler tornado sampled it before. Exactly why he sat this one out!)

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5. Grab paper and paintbrushes, and start painting hearts! Be sure to paint with large globs of puffy paint so it remains puffy when it dries.

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6. Add sprinkles to the design as soon as it's finished. This can be VERY messy which is why I say sprinkles optional! My 9 year old accomplishes this step neatly, but my 5 year old is very, let's say, enthusiastic!

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7. Allow the Puffy Paint Hearts to dry for 8-12 hours. They will dry into a silky soft, puffy texture, and the kids won't want to stop touching them!

Puffy Paint Hearts

No matter how many times my kids make a craft with puffy paint, it never gets old. They will paint picture after picture for well over an hour. Most of their creations have lasted over a year, despite being constantly touched.  This year, the Puffy Paint Hearts are an adorable addition to our Valentine's Day decor!


Puffy Paint Hearts


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26 comments:

  1. I am so excited you are hosting with us!! What a fun craft!! This FOR SURE would be a hit in my house!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a wonderful day! :)

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  2. I love the puffy paint craft! What a fun activity. I think the kids and I need to go get shaving cream and regular glue today to give it a try. I love it!! Thanks girl!

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    1. I think you should definitely give it a try. I bet they would love it!

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  3. I never realized how easy it is to make puffy paint! We've never used it before, maybe it's time I give it a try!!

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    1. It is so easy to make and it buys me an hour of free time every single time we make it!

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  4. That's awesome that the activity lasts for so long. I feel like when I do crafts like this, the set up and clean up take way longer than the actual craft! lol.

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    1. I completely agree with you! This one is quick and easy!

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  5. SO happy to have you as a part of the Tuesday Talk Team. I love it when we can find people who are faithfully linking up and make hosts out of them. This puffy paint is SO cute. I have no doubts that my girls would think this was a lot of fun too!

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    1. Thank you so much, Beth! I think you should give it a try. Lexie is 9 and LOVES it!

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  6. So glad you are part of Tuesday Talk! We are happy to have you. This looks like such a fun craft. I know Mason would enjoy it and now I need to get the materials to do so!

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    1. I bet he would love it! And thank you for the welcome! XOXO

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  7. You always have the CUTEST crafts!! And I'm so excited to be joining TT with you!! I've been linking up with them for months as well, so it was really exciting to be invited to co-host.

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    1. Thank you! And I completely agree. I was so excited to see your name on the board! XOXO

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  8. I never knew how easy it was to make puffy paint.

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  9. This is such a cute idea! I've never made puffy paint but I've been wanting to- I might have to try this with my little lady soon!

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    1. Oh, you definitely should! It's so much fun. I even try it sometimes!

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  10. What a great DIY! Marli would love to do this for Valentine's Day.

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  11. An hour?! Yes, sign me up!
    I loved using Puffy Paint as a kid, and I'm kicking myself for not busting it out with Marcus yet. We need some new afternoon activities, and I'm guessing he'd love this!

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  12. You do the best crafts! Love these!

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  13. DIY puffy paint is so much fun! I love that you added sprinkles to it,

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  14. What a fun craft! I'll have try this! I think we have all these ingredients around the house. #momwin Thanks for sharing!

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