Kids love exploring, learning, and getting to be creative through art projects. While coloring is a staple art activity for kids, this fun 3-D art foam project offers an exciting new twist to art for kids. This foam art project will have your child saying hello to fluffy, puffy, do-it-yourself foam paint!
Making a batch of foam paint is an easy and fun craft all by itself. Create a few colors of foam paint at time in Ziploc bags for easy handling. Today’s foam art project is sponsored by KinderCare Learning Centers. Thanks to them for sharing this fun art project and let the foamy fun begin!
Foam Art Project For Kids- A Tutorial
Foam Art Project Materials:
- Shaving cream
- Craft glue
- Food coloring
- Cardstock or heavy paper
How To Make Foam Paint:
This foam art project can get messy but it is worth the fun if you take a few precautions to protect your work area. Playing with foam paint is best done outside, or at least on a table with plenty of newspaper laid down under the project area if it doing it inside.
Mixing the foam paint colors will be a really fun learning experience for the child as they learn about color combinations and how quantity affects color.
When you are ready to paint, cut one corner off each color bag of foam paint. Show your child how to squeeze the foam paint out of the bag as if you were frosting a cake with a pastry bag. Make sure they are using cardstock or heavy paper so it will not go through and so that it does not become to soggy and tear.
Encourage your kid to paint clouds and waves with the thick and foamy textures, or whatever else they’re inspired to paint. They may also want to try dots, abstract designs, or even practice their letters.
After your child’s foam art project is complete, leave it overnight to dry. The puffy foam paint will grow and harden to make a fun keepsake.
I hope you enjoyed this fun foam art project. Art is such a fun way for children to learn. For more fun art project ideas to do with kids, visitadventureahead.kindercare.com Do you think you will try making foam paint with your child? Will you do a foam art painting with them or just watch? Try joining in the fun!