Puffy Paint Monsters

My pet unicorn, Sprinkles, and I do a lot of painting in our household. We love it all– watercolors, acrylics, finger paints, and everything in between. Today we decided to paint some colorful monsters (friendly ones, of course). They were cute… but something was missing. We were painting furry monsters, but we wanted to make the painted fur look a little more “furry”. We rummaged through our cupboards to see what we had on hand, and after a little deliberation decided on making some homemade puffy paints. Now our little monster friends have more defined and 3-D fur. Perfect.

If you would like to make your own homemade Puffy Paint Monsters, it is super simple (you may just have everything you need at home already :) ).

Here’s what you’ll need:

Elmer’s Glue

Barbasol Shaving Cream

Food Coloring

Paint Brushes

Paper (the thicker the better)


Googly Eyes


Let’s get started!

1. Squeeze some of your Elmer’s Glue into a bowl.


2. Add an equal amount of Barbasol Shaving Cream into the blow with the glue.


3. Using your food coloring of choice, add 10-15 drops of desired color in with your glue and shaving cream.


4. Mix together until the color is worked completely through and you are able to form little “peaks’ with your paint.


5. Using your paint brush begin to paint your monster’s fur in the shape of your choice. You may want to draw an opine first for your furry little friend… I chose to free hand as mine were a super simple shape. Once you have your monster’s body painted, stick some goggly eyes onto your wet puffy paint and use a marker or a crayon to add any horns, arms, tentacles, wings, or whatever you think your monster may need to be complete!

IMG_3628 IMG_3626 IMG_3444

Note: You will not be able to save your extra paint to use for another day as it drys up quickly into a rubbery sort of consistency– so maybe keep that in mind when you are mixing up your colors. 

Monsters are just the beginning! You can make anything you’d like out of your puffy paint. Let your imaginations run wild!

If you share your creations online I would love to see them! Make sure to include the hashtag #colorsaremagic :)

Happy coloring!


No Comments.

Leave a Reply