November 17, 2023

DIY Foam Paint


Foam Paint for KidsIt’s been raining here for days – time to bring out some indoor crafts like this DIY Foam Paint!

My daughter just celebrated her 5th Birthday and loved her cake so much she didn’t want to cut it! I told her we would make her a cake that she could keep.

This is what we came up with.

We made the pink frosting using equal parts glue & shaving cream with a dash of pink food colouring. We mixed this in a zip lock freezer bag and then cut a corner off to use as a piping bag.

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We made the ‘cake’ body out of dish washing foam cloth, glued it to en empty box, then glued it onto the blank canvas cardboard. Then we added some white ‘fluff’ to give the icing a bit more ‘puff'(cotton wool or craft stuffing).

DIY Foam Paint

 DIY Foam Paint

We made some candles using some paper straws with a little yellow pipe-cleaner stuffed into one end.

Then as a last touch we added some pink sparkly beads as ‘sprinkles’.

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We left it overnight to dry and were surprised to find it had grown slightly as it dried.

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This is Miss M blowing out her candles :).

DIY Foam Paint

We had so much fun with the pretend ‘icing’ that we made a couple of new colours and did some ‘freestyle’ painting also :).

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Before & After.
Before & After.

The finished product is a cool colourful foam.

We will be doing this again for sure! It was super easy and relatively mess free – without brushes or containers to clean out!

Here is another cool Puff Paint recipe done by Jenni and her clan – we both LOVE to paint with the kids!

Check out some of our other Fun Painting ideas!
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31 thoughts on “DIY Foam Paint

  1. hello i couldn’t find how to make the paint could you send me the information please i have 2 children b-day partys i have to plan i need ideas lol thanks soooo much

  2. I teach child care and teaching qualifications to students aged 16-19. By sharing your ideas we could produce some really creative and outstanding practitioners.

    1. Hi Eri, Thank you, we are so happy to hear you enjoy our page. The paint usually takes 24hours to fully dry – depending on the climate. Louise x

  3. can you make this ahead of time, my son has a thing at school and would like to make this and give to kids to do.

    1. Yes it can :). Just don’t over-mix the bags too much. We have used ours over several days. Have fun – I’m sure his classmates will love it!
      Louise x

  4. This is great. I wonder if it would work in empty sauce bottles so it would be easier for little hands. Might try it. Xxx

  5. Hi there
    Does the paint dry hard and would it stay on the pictures if they were hung up somewhere? Thanks 🙂

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