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Fluffy, Bouncy Paint

Oopsie Daisy from MindLabKids.com got a bit carried away with the most unlikely ingredients, and made the funkiest paint in town!

Squeeze your desired amount of shaving foam into a bowl or cup. Add PVA glue (about 1/3 of the quantity of foam), then stir together in a light, scooping motion, keeping the air in the foam as much as you can.

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  • Food colouring
  • Shaving foam
  • PVA glue
  • Popsicle stick or spoon for mixing
  • Plastic cups or a large bowl
  • Zip-lock bags
  • Flour
  • Scissors
  • Coloured paper or card

Add some flour, just enough to thicken the mixture – watch out that your mixture doesn’t flatten or go too grainy.  Divide your foam into individual zip-lock bags and add food colouring. Cut a small-ish hole in the corner of the zip-lock bags and start piping the paint onto your card into your chosen design.


You can experiment with how much of each ingredient you want to include, but a good guideline is to have shaving foam as the primary ingredient, and keep the flour content to a minimum. Make sure you don’t touch your eyes if you get ingredients on your fingers as it will sting. And make sure you cover up your surfaces to avoid staining from the food colouring.

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