INSIDE: Create this beautiful Puffy Paint Christmas Tree using shaving cream and glue! It’s a festive and easy holiday craft for kids of all ages!
We are loving doing crafts in our house during the holidays. We just have a few more days to go but we aren’t slowing down. Check out this latest craft using puffy paint!
OK ready? Let’s get crafting!
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Puffy Paint Christmas Tree
On a sheet of white card stock or white paper, draw the basic shape of a Christmas similar to what I have drawn below.
How to Make Puffy Paint
In a bowl combine combine 1/4 white school glue, 1/4 shaving cream and a few drops of green food colouring. Use a craft stick or paint brush to mix it. Puffy paint resembles cloud but it doesn’t last for ever. Use the paint within 30 minutes. Once dry the paint will remain full for a few hours and then loose it thickness over time. It should feel dry to the touch.
Time to Decorate your Tree
Invite your little one to take their paint brush and cover the entire tree triangle with the green puffy paint.
Once it is covered, invite them to decorate their Christmas Tree using Pom Poms. Have them place the Pom Poms into the puffy paint while its wet to decorate the tree.
Mix a second batch of puffy paint, this time brown. I let my kids help me out with this one. They thought this batch looked a lot like… well you can probably guess. It made for plenty of laughs.
Use the brown puffy paint to paint the trunk of the tree.
Cut out a star from gold foam paper and glue it on top of the tree! Set it aside to dry!
This activity is more of a parent activity to make for your kids. Advent calendars are great for all ages! My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7 year old.
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- Shaving cream
- School glue
- Green food colouring
- Paint brush
- White card stock
- Pom Poms
- Glitter gold foam sheet
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