The excitement of last week's first real snow overflowed to inside our classroom. We made snow paintings with puffy paint. We used a large plastic bristled paint brush to dab the paint onto colored construction paper. Some children enjoyed making snowmen and swirls.
The paint has a great feel, airy and voluminous. It keeps its puff after it dries.
Puffy paint is easy to make. Mix 2 parts shaving cream to 1 part Elmer’s glue. I mixed it in a big bowl and then spooned it onto a small tray. It dries pretty quickly and does not keep so make only as much as you will use.