This puffy paint earth craft on a paper plate is a great addition to an Earth day theme or for a preschool space theme.
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Puffy paint is so easy to make and fun to paint with, that we make it for almost every unit study we do. My toddler and preschooler both love it, and honestly, so do I!
All you need is 3 simple ingredients that you probably already have at home.
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Puffy Paint Earth Craft for Kids
In addition to puffy paint crafts, paper plate crafts are another one of our favorites that I like to add to almost every unit study. They’re definitely a craft item I consider important for your homeschool supply list. I buy a large pack of them at the beginning of the school year and they last for the entire year! We’re talking dozens and dozens of paper plate crafts.
Materials for this Kids Craft
- White school glue
- Shaving cream
- Food coloring
- Paper plate
- Paintbrushes (I LOVE this set)
To make your puffy paint, simply combine equal parts shaving cream and white school glue into a jar, and then add some food coloring for color! If the food coloring doesn’t produce the color you want, you can always add some regular washable paint as well.
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I always paint my own version before presenting the materials to my kids, so they’re able to visualize what we’re going for. From there, I don’t micromanage or nitpick. Crafts are only fun if we allow the freedom to explore their artistic side freely. Sure, it’s not the same as full-on process art, but that’s okay. Crafts have their place in the homeschool room as well. It gives kids the chance to work on cause and effect, and problem-solving. They get to figure out how to get the outcome they want through artistic means.
What paper plate crafts have you tried? Let me know in the comments below!
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