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Puffy Paint Watermelon Craft for Kids

The perfect summer craft for kids to make are these puffy paint watermelons! They are easy and fun to make :) I always love art projects that involve puffy paint because the texture is awesome when they dry!


Don’t you just want to take a bite?


You will need Barbasol shaving cream, elmer’s glue, food coloring, black paint, a paintbrush and a piece of paper.


Start by mixing glue, shaving cream, and food coloring in a bowl. Mix equal parts of glue and shaving cream. Stir it until you get stiff peaks in it. You can always adjust the amounts!


Once you have the perfect vibrant colors, start painting the inside of the watermelon! Then take the green puffy paint and go around the outside to make the rind.


Grab a paintbrush and dip it in black paint. Put dots all over the watermelon to make the seeds and you’re done! Note that when they dry the colors turn darker.

Check out these cool puffy paint ice cream cones too!


If you liked this craft, check out my other shaving cream art projects!

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  1. says

    Hey this is awesome :) The best part is too is if you use a strong enough type of food coloring –gel color or Wilton’s icing colors, you can let the children pick off the shaving cream paint daysssss later and there’s a new piece of art underneath (with the remaining color on paper) :) Best to use thicker paper too! I never thought to do watermelon, perfect for Summer! Love your blog

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