The Imagination Tree · Aug 4, 2015

Chocolate Puffy Paint Recipe

How to make chocolate scented, no-cook puffy paint recipe for summer arty fun! It smells wonderful and is so easy to make with these three simple ingredients. It’s a feast for the senses!

We first made this super-quick and easy, puffy paint recipe while we were enjoying some Christmas crafts last year. We made it white and sparkly to represent snow, and then created a peppermint scented puffy paint recipe too! Just recently we made some fresh and zingy lemon puffy paint and then followed it up immediately with this chocolate puffy paint recipe too.

Chocolate puffy paint recipe:

2 cups shaving cream

1 cup white glue (PVA/ school glue)

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

Mix the glue and shaving cream together in a clean bowl, folding the shaving cream into the glue a little like folding egg whites. Too much mixing makes the shaving cream lose air and reduces the overall puffiness of the paint.

Then sprinkle over the cocoa powder and mix it through until it is combined.

The paint is now ready to use!

Take a spoon and use that to dollop the paint onto the paper or card, then spread it with a paintbrush as usual. The thicker the paint is applied, the more puffily it will dry.

Once your creations are complete, simply leave them to dry completely for a few hours or, even better, overnight. The paint will dry thick and puffy and looks really effective! Use it to represent ice cream, cakes and cookies, or to create a volcano or earth in some nature pictures.

Experiment with different scents and colours of your own to create fabulous, abstract art.

Check back to see one more scented puffy paint recipe that we made on the same day, and what we turned them all into!

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